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Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge

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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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  • Mt. Auburn Cemetery is one of the oldest garden cemeteries in the United States, beloved for over one hundred years by visitors and the relations of loved ones interred there. It is beautifully landsc...  more »
  • Like the Arnold Arboretum, one cannot simply go through it without being affected by its beauty - the tranquil grounds, rolling hills and whimsically winding paved pathways, have an inviting feeling a...  more »
  • Everything here is art, natural and man made. The tower, the graves, the landscaping, the birds, great way to spend a couple of hours walking or sitting quietly. It's not a running or biking or picnic...  more »