Tips for Your Visit

An important part of Mount Auburn’s history is its role as a place to inspire and educate the public. We take this role seriously and provide amenities critical to our visitors’ enjoyment and comfort. At the same time, we are both a historic landmark and an active burial site, so we ask that our visitors follow some basic guidelines during their stay here.

Visiting With Children

Mount Auburn Cemetery is a great place to explore with kids of all ages (we welcome strollers)! There is so much to see: our beautiful plants and trees, our resident wildlife, and different styles of monuments. Many interesting people are buried here, from the inventor of jellybeans to the author of children’s books. And everyone enjoys the panoramic vista of the Boston area from Washington Tower.

Available Amenities

The Cemetery has public restrooms, a water fountain, and bike rack. The Visitors Center, located in Story Chapel, is open during all hours that the grounds are open to the public. It is staffed each day between 9 AM and 4:30 PM.

Group Visits

We welcome large groups, but ask that you schedule your visit at least two weeks in advance. Find out more about options for Group Visits.