Mt Auburn Cemetery

Mt Auburn Cemetery information

Boston , USA
580 Mt Auburn St
Getting there
Bostont: Harvard
Bus: 71, 73
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Opening hours
8am-7pm May-Sep, to 5pm Oct-Apr
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This delightful spot at the end of Brattle St is worth the 30-minute walk west from Harvard Sq. Developed in 1831, it was the first 'garden cemetery' in the US. Maps pinpoint the rare botanical specimens and notable burial plots. Famous long-term residents include Mary Baker Eddy (founder of the Christian Science Church), Isabella Stewart Gardner (socialite and art collector), Winslow Homer (19th-century American painter), Oliver Wendell Holmes (US Supreme Court Justice) and Henry W Longfellow (19th-century writer).

For more guidance, rent an audio tour at the gatehouse or download the Mount Auburn app.