Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge

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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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  • Whether you’re into leaf peeping, flowers, bird watching or just nature in general, Mount Auburn Cemetery has something for everyone. Beautiful in all seasons, probably best known for its fall foliage...  more »
  • This cemetery welcomes visitors to wander the grounds and enjoy the beautiful gardens. The grounds, chapel, and tower are free to tour.  more »
  • Very beautiful cemetery. You could spend a long time walking through it as it's enormous. It has beautiful lakes and gorgeous trees. It's a bit of a way out (about 30 minute walk from Harvard Square)....  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!
  • A beautiful cemetery with flowering trees and bushes. The paths are nice and the sites are gorgeous. A must when in Boston.
  • 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.

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