The view from the top of Washington Tower is spectacular–a panoramic perspective on Boston, Cambridge, and beyond. Back on ground level, you will find that the tranquil environment of Mount Auburn lends itself to contemplation and relaxation. We have provided benches at especially serene spots around the Cemetery.

Designated an Important Bird Area by the Massachusetts Audubon Society, Mount Auburn is also a favorite bird watching destination for members of the birding community. Though especially well-known as a place to spot spring migrants, the Cemetery is a great place to bird watch year-round. Read our Birder’s Guide for some general information about birding at Mount Auburn.