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Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge

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Cemetery · Tourist Spot
Experience the history and tranquil atmosphere of Mount Auburn Cemetery, a place where nature and tradition meet. The landscaped cemetery dates back to the early 19th century and was inspired by the famous Parisian Père Lachaise Cemetery. One of the highlights of the cemetery's architecture is the 19th-century Washington Tower, which provides excellent views of the surrounding area. Explore the historical monuments, take a stroll down the peaceful pathways, and observe the rich wildlife, from plants to resident wild animals. The grounds are easily accessible for wheelchair users and visitors with strollers. The cemetery is open year-round and there's no admission fee. Put Mount Auburn Cemetery at the forefront of your travel plans using our Cambridge trip planning tool.
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  • I never imagined a cemetery would be a great place for a walk, but this was an amazing spot to take a peaceful walk. The grounds are beautiful and there is a lot of wildlife considering it's in a...  more »
  • EVERYONE should visit Mt. Auburn Cemetery. It's free, beautiful, and interesting - ideal for friends on a walk (that was us!), families exploring, couples spending time together, or anyone visiting...  more »
  • While visiting our friend Mount Auburn was across the street from where they lived. Being new the area they have never visited Mount Auburn so off we went together. We found out it was the first Nation rural cemetery in 1831. They also are the largest-scale designed landscape opened to the public North America. Non-denominational and open to all. Nearly 100,00 people buried there and 500 annually. Open 365 days a year free of charge. Rated #1 destination in Cambridge on TripAdvisor. Walking tours, talks and special events. Mobile app providing interpretive content an GPS directions. Audubon has found 227 species of birds. Arboretum has found 5000 trees, 640 different species and much more plantings.12 miles of road 70 miles of paths and 3 ponds. More than 60,000 monuments and 160 tombs. Most of all in is very lovely. If you get a chance do go and visit.
  • Very beautiful and peaceful cemetery. My time flies here. There are many trees, birds, and stories in this place. Parking was easy, only be careful where you are going to park. The information center was very helpful or you could use Google map to explore. Highly recommended, especially photographers or just love taking pictures in the peaceful area. I'll definitely visit again.
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