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It is true that Mount Auburn is first and foremost a cemetery, but it is also a National Historic Landmark, a botanical garden, an outdoor museum of art and architecture, and an important habitat for urban wildlife. Attend one of our many events and discover for yourself what makes this place so special!

 



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Summer SOLSTICE: Bigelow Chapel Open House

Come and explore Bigelow Chapel! Staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about the Chapel and point out some of its most interesting features. Inside the Bigelow Chapel “gathering space” (aka the Glass Wing), you will also find Community Message Boards, a gift and snack shop, and a family-friendly activity. Free, no […]

Summer SOLSTICE: Healing Nature Mandala

Mount Auburn Cemetery 580 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge

Join artist Elisabeth Gerald as she guides the Mount Auburn community and all Summer SOLSTICE participants in a healing Nature Mandala made from natural objects found at the Cemetery. Also known as Land Art or Environmental Art, Earth Art is made from organic materials found in nature like stones, branches, leaves, flowers, feathers, pinecones, etc. […]

Summer SOLSTICE: Music in Found Spaces with Denver Nuckolls

Mount Auburn Cemetery 580 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge

Join musician/composer Denver Nuckolls for an original composition for the vibraphone at the following times: Auburn Lake 10:30am-11:00am 1:30pm-2:00pm 3:00pm-3:30pm Free, Drop-in

Summer SOLSTICE: Music in Found Spaces with Eden Rayz

Mount Auburn Cemetery 580 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge

Join musician/composer and former Artist-in-Residence Eden Rayz (2023-2024) for an improvised cello performance at the following locations and times: Asa Gray Garden 12:30pm-1:00pm Bigelow Chapel (inside) 2:30pm-3:00pm Bigelow Chapel (outside) 5:30pm-6:00pm Free, Drop-in

Summer SOLSTICE: Sound Meditation

Mount Auburn Cemetery 580 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge

An outdoor Guided Meditation, Relaxation and Sound Experience. Sound Healing practitioner Marlene Boyette welcomes all to be held by the earth, to find refuge, to rest, and to be led through a guided meditation intended to bring the mind and the body into unison, while also engaging the senses. Weaving together the sounds, vibrations, and […]

Summer SOLSTICE: Discover Mount Auburn Walking Tour

Mount Auburn Cemetery 580 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge

Mount Auburn, designated a National Historic Landmark, is one of the country’s most significant designed landscapes. Here the arts of horticulture, architecture and sculpture combine with the beauty of nature to create a place of comfort and inspiration. This 1.5-mile walking tour will focus on stories of history, monuments, and the lives of those buried […]

Summer SOLSTICE: Yoga for the Mind, Body, and Soul

Mount Auburn Cemetery 580 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge

Led by Artemis Yoga teacher Tracy Affonso, the class will include a moving meditation and a flowing, physical practice infused with a sense of calming energy. She will mindfully instruct you through sequences while offering you the space to listen to your body and move with intention. On this longest day of the year, you […]

Summer SOLSTICE: Intro to Cyanotypes

Mount Auburn Cemetery 580 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge

Cyanotypes are one of the oldest photographic printing processes in the history of photography. The distinctive feature of the print is its shade of cyan blue, which results from its exposure to ultraviolet light. Cyanotypes were first introduced by the astronomer, scientist, and botanist John Herschel in 1841. The cyanotype process was later used by […]

Summer SOLSTICE: Deep Looking Tour

Mount Auburn Cemetery 580 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge

Mount Auburn was designed to look like a picture and can be experienced as a series of emplaced sensations, impressions, and images. Please join Mount Auburn’s Curator of Historical Collections & Archives Meg L. Winslow for a special walking tour of art, nature, and landscape as we open our eyes to the extraordinary beauty of […]

Summer SOLSTICE: Notable Trees of Mount Auburn

Mount Auburn Cemetery 580 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge

Mount Auburn in summer is an explosion of color and vibrancy. Join horticulturist and Mount Auburn Staff, Jim Gorman, for a guided tour highlighting some of the Cemetery’s most notable trees. Fun Fact: Did you know that Mount Auburn Cemetery is an accredited Level III Arboretum (one of only 46 in the world!)? Check-in for […]