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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. Mount Auburn Cemetery is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Cambridge Edition.
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  • A great walk, a great arboretum. A pleasant place for a quiet afternoon. Trees are marked; the walking map is a great guide to see some historical gravesite.  more »
  • This cemetery is unique, huge, and well taken care of. It's easy to get there and you can even have picnic inside, way worth to see.  more »
  • Lovely plantings abound in this cemetery. Nice signage. Beautiful tree and shrub specimens. Good view from the tower. Saw a turkey, jays, chipmunks, loads of bees in the tupelo trees--great place to g...  more »
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  • Absolutely gorgeous in every season. No biking allowed but great for a quiet leisurely walk. Stop by the visitor center and pick up the seasonal bingo card for a quick game during your walk. Definitely visit the tower, closed during winter. The view is spectacular, especially during the fall!
  • Our family..including my father Henry Avery rests here. The staff is great and were very helpful to me and my children's multiple visits. Henry Avery, is a 1942 grad of MIT...loved everything Boston.
  • gorgeous place with a unique history. perfect place for a stroll on a nice day, volunteers are very friendly and knowledgeable
  • We were charged $1000 to dig a hole and place cremated remains inside. A $50 job at best for $1000, that's what you can expect from them.
  • Amazing place to walk and clear your mind, soak up history and find some peace in your day.