Category: News

New Pedestrian Gates Coming Soon

New Pedestrian Gates Coming Soon
December 1, 2023

Starting in November and thanks to a donation from a generous family in our neighborhood, we will begin work to add four new pedestrian gates along Mount Auburn Street, as well as opening an existing gate on Coolidge Ave. These four new entrances, advantageously spaced on either side of the current main gate and close to MBTA stops, and a fifth near a vibrant neighborhood will provide more open and welcoming walk-in entrances for people visiting from the surrounding communities and provide safer entrances away from the vehicle entrances at our main gates.

New Pedestrian Gates

Work installing these gates and accompanying walkways is underway. Each of the gates along Mount Auburn Street will include a custom leaf shape. Tree leaves to be included are a White Oak, American Elm, Gingko, and Sugar Maple – all iconic trees of Mount Auburn. These permanent iron gates will be installed in March 2024.

Thank you for your support! If you are a member of our community who loves to visit Mount Auburn we are grateful for donations from people like you who help make improvements like this possible. mountauburn.org/give

Current Hours

Current Hours
November 3, 2023

The Cemetery grounds are open to all visitors 8 AM – 5 PM every day.  Please see below for information regarding specific buildings and amenities.

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Administration Building and Story Chapel walkway improvements

Administration Building and Story Chapel walkway improvements
September 25, 2023

Mount Auburn is starting construction on walkway improvements around our Administration Building and Story Chapel to make the buildings accessible to all and separate pedestrians and vehicles. Construction began in early June and will be complete in the fall. We will continue to improve the aesthetic of the landscape in the spring with new plantings throughout the area. We apologize for any inconvenience that temporary closures of roadways or building will cause during this period. Thank you in advance for your understanding while we make improvements for all visitors.

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Memorial Day 2023

Memorial Day 2023
April 23, 2023

This year we are offering several opportunities to commemorate loved ones in observance of Memorial Day. Learn more below.


FLORAL TRIBUTES

Remember a loved one this Memorial Day with a floral tribute prepared at our Greenhouse. Select from an assortment of seasonal offerings through our online store and your tribute will be placed in the Cemetery at the lot, grave, or niche specified with your order. Orders close May 22, 2023.

Families are also welcome to bring tributes purchased elsewhere for placement at the Cemetery. In accordance with our Rules & Regulations, only tributes made of natural plant material are allowed.


FLAGS

Mount Auburn has complimentary Veterans Flags available for select holidays including Memorial Day. These flags are only to be used for placement at graves within the Cemetery.

Flags will be available at our Entrance Gate on Thursday, May 25th.


BIGELOW CHAPEL OPEN HOUSE

Bigelow Chapel will be open on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28 from 1 pm – 5 pm.

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Staff and volunteers will be on hand to share architectural highlights, or you are welcome to just sit and reflect in the space.