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Mt. Auburn Cemetery

Mt. Auburn Cemetery Review

A cemetery might not strike you as a first choice for a visit, but this one is a pleasure. Opened in 1831, it was the country's first garden cemetery, and more than 90,000 people have been buried here—among them Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Mary Baker Eddy, Winslow Homer, Amy Lowell, Isabella Stewart Gardner, and architect Charles Bullfinch. The grave of engineer Buckminster Fuller bears an engraved geodesic dome. In spring local nature lovers and bird-watchers come out of the woodwork to see the warbler migrations and the glorious blossoms. Brochures, maps, and audio tours are at the entrance.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 580 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, MA 02138 | Map It
  • Phone: 617/547–7105
  • Hours: Grounds open 8–8. Call for information about tours and special events. Office hours: Mon.–Fri. 8:30–4:30; Sat. 8:30 to noon.
  • Website:
  • Metro Harvard; then Watertown (71) or Waverly (73) bus to cemetery.
  • Location: Cambridge
Updated: 11-11-2013

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