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Mount Auburn Cemetery

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One of the best places to experience Boston’s foliage

Mount Auburn Cemetery is the best place to take a peaceful weekend walk. During the months of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
fkanellis
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Calm park. Great city escape.

Calm park with lots of trees. Very quiet, great to escape the city for a walk. Amazing view of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
f247
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Stockholm, Sweden
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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 5 days ago 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

2  Thank fkanellis
Reviewed 6 days ago 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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tourists to Boston rarely make it to the Mt Auburn Cemetery. Cambridge locals like me can't get there often enough..It's a beautiful place for a walk and the best view of Boston and Cambridge is from their Washington Tower (free)

Thank Lesli G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time in the cemetery with the beautifull foliage, the hills, the ponds. Definitely a great spot for folliage near boston. And you don t have to drive miles and miles so that the planet will be thankful.

6  Thank BertrandJel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was a bit hesitant to walk around a large cemetery alone, but I needn't have worried--there were moms with strollers, joggers, and tourists exploring the cemetery. I picked up a map and some directions from the information desk and enjoyed poking around. The Mary...More

Thank Maybeinerror
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Open to the public, and available for event scheduling, this lovely oasis is full of art, nature, history and wild turkeys.

1  Thank L H
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Crisp fall weather with the beginning foliage color changing. Enjoy the birds and chipmunks as you get a healthy dose of fresh air. The many monuments give a historical view.

Thank Gloria M
Reviewed 3 October 2018

A bit unusual for a first date spot but it had us both relaxed and a year later we revisited during a break from wedding planning. Self guided tours or group tours are available but just a meandering walk on a nice day make this...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2018

On a driving tour of the area and drove through this beautiful cemetery. Very shady and full of birds and squirrels. Lovely examples of the dying art of memorial stones. Would be even more beautiful when the leaves are in full autumn color.

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Beautiful in every season. Bury me beneath a weeping beech tree. Highly recommend. First and finest example of rural cemetery movement. A treasure.

Thank Lynne D
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Maine_Travelers445
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!
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dayzee22
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.
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