Directions & Parking

We are located on the Watertown/Cambridge line, just 6 miles from downtown Boston and 1.5 miles west of Harvard Square. Our Entrance Gate is located at:
580 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, MA 02138

Traveling to the Cemetery

By Car / Ride Share

Mount Auburn is accessible from several major highways. Consult Google Maps or any other GPS navigation system for the best route to get here. If you are traveling by car, please also see below for additional information about visitor parking.

Ride share services will drop off and pick up from just inside our Mount Auburn Street Entrance Gate.

Visitors may park on any road without a green line. Please leave the parking stalls at our Administration Building available for those with appointments at our Office. 

By Bike

The Cemetery is located close to several popular bike routes, including the Charles River Reservation, the Fresh Pond Reservoir, and the Minuteman Bikeway trails.

Although riding bikes inside the Cemetery is not permitted, we welcome you to lock your bike at one of our many racks just inside our Mount Auburn Street Entrance when you arrive.

By Public Transportation

Mount Auburn Cemetery is easily accessible by MBTA.

The closest subway stop to Mount Auburn is the Harvard Square Station on the Red Line. From the Harvard Square Station you can either transfer to a bus or enjoy a pleasant 1.4-mile walk (see below) to reach us.

From the Harvard Square Station, take either the Watertown Square (#71) or Waverley Square (#73) trolley. Both depart from inside the Harvard Square terminal.  The Brattle Street and Homer Avenue/Star Market bus stops are directly across the street from the Cemetery.

For more information about bus and subway routes and schedules, visit the MBTA website.

By Foot

Mount Auburn is a pleasant walk from Harvard Square and several local walking/biking trails.

From Harvard Square:
Head west on Brattle Street.  As Brattle Street merges onto Mount Auburn Street, you will see the Cemetery Entrance directly across the street. (1.4 miles)

From Fresh Pond Reservation:
From the southern end of the reservation head south on Aberdeen Avenue. The Cemetery Entrance is straight ahead at the intersection of Aberdeen Avenue and Mount Auburn Street. (0.3 mile)

From the Charles River Reservation:
Near the the Eliot Bridge, proceed from the DCR trails up to Gerry’s Landing Road, heading towards Fresh Pond Parkway.  Follow Gerry’s Landing Road to Mount Auburn Street. The Cemetery is on the left. (0.9 mile)

By Private/Charter Bus

Large motor coaches and charter buses are not permitted inside the Cemetery. If your are visiting Mount Auburn as part of a private group, please complete our Group Tour Visit form and a member of our staff will provide you with further instructions regarding your arrival.

Traveling Through the Cemetery

By Foot

Walkers have access to our roads and an extensive network of walking-only paths.  Though some are paved, many paths are made of grass or mulch. The Cemetery’s roads and paths follow Mount Auburn’s natural topography. Those within the historic core have steeper inclines than those along our perimeter. When walking on our roads, pedestrians should be mindful of passing vehicles.

By Car

Cars are permitted to drive through the Cemetery. Please observe our 15 mph speed limit and be aware that there are many walkers also using our roads to explore the grounds.


Bikes, scooters, rollerblades, etc., are not allowed in the Cemetery.  A bike rack is available just inside our Entrance Gate for those traveling to the Cemetery by bicycle.

Where to Park

There is no Visitor Parking Lot. Instead, Mount Auburn’s extensive system of roads offer parking for most visitors. See below for additional parking details.

Office Visitors: 

The parking lot just inside our Entrance Gate is reserved for those with appointments at our Administrative Offices.

For Funerals and Memorial Services: 

A member of our staff will greet you at the Entrance Gate to provide further parking instructions based on the location of your event.

General Visitors: 

Visitors may park on any road without a green line. Please leave the parking stalls at our Administration Building available for those with appointments at our Office.  Lawn Avenue, located just inside our Entrance across from Story Chapel, provides visitor parking close to our Entrance Gate, Visitors Center, and public restrooms.  Wherever you park, we ask that you keep all four wheels on the pavement to help protect our grounds.