Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge

About Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge

In 1831 the Massachusetts Horticultural Society purchased 72 acres of mature woodland situated in Watertown and Cambridge for the creation of a “rural cemetery” and experimental garden. On September 24, 1831, a crowd gathered in the Dell, the natural amphitheater located in the heart of the Cemetery, for the ceremony to consecrate this sacred land.   


580 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Open Daily 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.