Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge
Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
Experience the history and tranquil atmosphere of Mt. 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. Mt. 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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I often bring friends and family to this rural park in the city. This spring, we saw a carpet of bluebells under the big copper beech tree by the entrance. The major trees have name tags, like the daw... read more »
We came to Mt. Auburn Cemetary for a memorial service and left feeling that we had visited an urban paradise. It's the liveliest cemetary I've ever visited, and the view of Boston from the tower is no... read more »
Wow. Completely peaceful and such a beautiful place to visit. Your calves will be cursing, but, definitely climb the tower for a spectacular view.
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