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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!

 



Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Discover Mount Auburn Introductory 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 […]

Free – $10

The Undiscovered Country: Shakespeare and Mount Auburn Cemetery

Mount Auburn Cemetery 580 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge

Many monuments at Mount Auburn are adorned with quotations from the great English poet and playwright, William Shakespeare. Join Volunteer Docent Susan Zawalich on a tour to celebrate Shakespeare's April Birthday month as we visit the gravesites of Edwin Booth, Charlotte Cushman, and others, searching out some of the incised quotations, and reciting some of […]

Discover Mount Auburn Introductory 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 […]

Free – $10

Bigelow Chapel Open House

Mount Auburn Cemetery 580 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge

Come and explore Mount Auburn’s first chapel, originally constructed in the 1840’s.  Staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about the Chapel and point out some of its most interesting features.  FREE … Experience a deeper connection to Mount Auburn Cemetery with free access to all our public programs and discounts on […]

Discover Mount Auburn Introductory 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 […]

Free – $10

Discover Mount Auburn Introductory 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 […]