Current Hours

The Cemetery grounds are currently open to all visitors 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM every day. Please see below for information regarding specific buildings and amenities.
Grounds8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Grove St. GateCloses at 7:30 PM
Pedestrian GatesClose at 7:00 PM
Public Restrooms 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Washington TowerCloses at 6:00 PM
Visitor Services9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Security24 Hours

Visitors Center

The Visitors Center, located in Story Chapel, is staffed each day between 9 AM and 4:30 PM. If you need assistance locating a grave or planning your itinerary, please make sure to stop in the Visitors Center during the hours when a staff member or a volunteer will be there to assist you. Please Note: When Story Chapel is in use for a private memorial service the Visitors Center, located there, is closed to the public.

Administration Office

Our Administrative Office is open by appointment for questions about grave and lot care and other Cemetery business. Our staff is available to assist you with most questions by phone or email during regular office hours:

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Saturday


Throughout the year, Mount Auburn’s Greenhouse offers seasonal cut flower arrangements for placement at graves and lots in the Cemetery. Visitors are also welcome to explore the Greenhouse to learn more about our current horticultural initiatives. The Greenhouse is open year-round during the following hours:

7:30 AM - 3:30 PM Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Saturday - Sunday

Washington Tower

Washington Tower, a landmark and popular attraction at Mount Auburn, was built from 1852-1854. A feature of the original plan for the Cemetery, Washington Tower was slated for the highest summit at Mount Auburn, 125 feet above the Charles River.

The Tower is OPEN for the season and closes at 6:00 PM.