Due to the Rain and unsafe High Wind Gusts, the walking tour scheduled for December 3rd, has been CANCELED. If you purchased tickets your order has been canceled and if applicable a refund has been processed.
Registration for the 2023 Discover Walking Tour Dates has not yet opened but the walks happen the first Saturday of every month. So we hope you can join us on a future walk!
Purchase a seasonal tribute in memory of your loved ones this winter. Tributes are available for purchase online until December 12th.
If you are planning a visit to the Cemetery, you may leave a tribute purchased elsewhere. In keeping with our Rules & Regulations, only tributes made of natural plant material are permitted.
Join us this December for
SOLSTICE: Reflections on Winter Light
Created by MASARY Studios
Commissioned by Mount Auburn Cemetery
SOLSTICE: Reflections on Winter Light is an annual event at Mount Auburn Cemetery that includes an outdoor journey through large-scale light and sound artworks, and an indoor experience with live music and candle lighting. Guests are invited to walk through the light-filled landscape and explore the Winter Solstice atmosphere, and to reflect on moments of change as the year ends and a new cycle begins. Connect to a landscape of exceptional beauty, consider an intention for the new year, or commemorate the memory of a loved one. Let the Solstice light your way as you encounter the unique spirit of Mount Auburn.
This year’s event takes place December 10 – 21 and tickets will go on sale for the general public on November 2nd.
Join or renew your membership today! Members will get advanced access to ticketing and receive a 50% discount on all Adult General Admission tickets.
Event Dates & Times:
Dec 10-11; Dec 13-18; Dec 20-21
Timed entries begin at 5:00 PM and continue every half-hour. The final nightly entry time is 8:30pm.
Adult, FOMAC Members: $15
Youth(ages 6-16): $5
Child (5 and under): Free
Member Ticketing pre-sale begins Oct 26, 2022; Public Ticketing starts November 2nd.
Images and video by Aram Boghosian.
The Cemetery grounds are open to all visitors 8 AM – 5 PM every day. Please see below for information regarding specific buildings and amenities.(more…)
The Family Services Event Technician Coordinator assists families with the planning and coordination of private memorial services, cremation events, and graveside burial services. The Technician provides audio and visual services at all private events hosted throughout the Cemetery’s campus, including livestreaming. The Technician manages client requests for A/V services, participates in site visits as needed, and prepares media content for sharing during events. The Technician will help guide families and vendors through the event planning and coordination process.
The Technician is also responsible for administrative tasks, including invoicing and receipt of all required paperwork, and provides staffing at burials, memorial services, and other funerary-related private events. The Technician manages the Cemetery’s virtual memorial platform, Remember My Journey. The Technician works collaboratively with the Cemetery Operations, Cremation, and Events staff to ensure that all private family events meet Mount Auburn’s standards for exceptional customer service. The Technician’s time is spent equally indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions.(more…)
The Client Relations Manager is responsible for delivering exceptional service while supporting the needs of families, customers, clients, and the Cemetery Services Department. The Manager oversees the fulfillment of the Cemetery’s legal and contractual obligations by managing Mount Auburn’s perpetual and annual care programs and its memorial setting and memorial inscription services. The Manager is responsible for communications with lot-connected families and efforts to maintain active representation for all applicable family lots. The Manager works closely with the Horticulture & Landscape Department along with the Cemetery Operations Department to create proposals and contracts for planting and monument care. The Manager will have working knowledge of the Cemetery landscape, its plantings, and its monument regulations to conduct site visits with clients. The Manager provides attentive and helpful service to all clients and is the main point of contact for those clients associated with significant lots. The Manager displays compassion, sensitivity, and good business ethics in all interactions with clients and visitors.(more…)
The Manager of Marketing & Communications increases public awareness about Mount Auburn Cemetery and its roles as an active Cemetery, a horticultural landscape, and a treasured cultural organization through strategic external communications. The Manager sparks conversation, fosters empathy, and generates excitement with internal and external audiences about a dynamic and evolving organization. The Manager collaborates with the Executive Team, Management Team, and content experts to develop a cohesive marketing and communications program that supports Mount Auburn’s institutional priorities and its financial goals. The Manager also develops external partnerships that enable the articulation of a strategically aligned brand position. The Manager is responsible for both preserving and elevating the Cemetery’s brand integrity and managing Mount Auburn’s public relations. Develops and implements an external communications strategy that supports Mount Auburn’s mission, vision, values, and organizational priorities.(more…)