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Mount Auburn Cemetery

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Amazing garden

This is the most amazing open space you will find in boston/cambridge. The Landscape is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bertha P
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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Perfect serenity all 4 seasons....

I have visited this 'nature paradise in the city' every season for years, always an inspiring... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Maynard, Massachusetts
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Mount Auburn Cemetery was founded in 1831 as America's first landscaped cemetery. A National Historic Landmark, its renowned landscape inspired the creation of the nation's public parks. Mount Auburn was designated an Important Bird Area by the...more
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580 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5529
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the most amazing open space you will find in boston/cambridge. The Landscape is unbelievable, the mature trees and the general design makes this a pretty special space, please note that it is a cementery and no bikes, running is aloud. It is pretty...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bertha P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited this 'nature paradise in the city' every season for years, always an inspiring adventure, whether with friends or solo. In early spring, observe and join the birding advocates, horticulturalists and walkers, all spinning visual memories amidst the historic landmarks. Walking and guided...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just over the bridge from Harvard Square is a hidden gem of Cambridge - the Mt Auburn Cemetery. Yes, a cemetery. Walking the grounds are some of the most beautiful horticulture to enjoy - plants, trees. flowers. In the Spring and Fall, the grounds are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BeforeSunrise
Reviewed 13 February 2019

Beautiful place to walk, bike and jog around. The silence and beautiful setting is ideal to get away from it all in the ultra busy Cambridge area. There are ponds, tons of trees and wildlife. Great place to photograph the seasons without traveling to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CJL122
Reviewed 16 January 2019

Quiet, Beautiful. Fun to find monuments of famous people. The landscape changes with the seasons. There are also guided walks and interesting programs.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bettybike
Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

Plan ahead! You will be in this cemetery walking around for awhile. Very large cemetery which is kept beautiful. Loved seeing the different headstones

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 December 2018

went there close to halloween, A Cemetery is a place to be, in the season. Great view from the tower. Worth visiting

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AnaPaulista
Reviewed 12 December 2018

It would be an honor to rest forever here - though a visit is quite sufficient - it feels historical, botanical, beautiful, and reverential...all at once! Definitely a must-visit if you're in Cambrdige...but also an important Boston landmark.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

Mount Auburn Cemetery is the best place to take a peaceful weekend walk. During the months of October & November it serves as a great foliage destination. The tower on the top of the hill has a view of Boston’s skyline

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Calm park with lots of trees. Very quiet, great to escape the city for a walk. Amazing view of downtown Boston from the tower in the park. In particular very nice to visit during Indian summer. Wonderful colors on all the trees.

Date of experience: November 2018
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18 June 2017|
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Response from Joe B | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Motor vehicles are allowed. There are several places to park along the way. Would suggest stopping at the info center to get a map for sure!
8 May 2017|
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Response from Lmsarch | Reviewed this property |
I believe so, just inside the main entrance. I've certainly seen cars circulating through the driveways, but the cemetery is best appreciated on foot.