Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA

At the end of November 2017 I had the privilege of visiting Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA for a whirlwind 3 day trip. This cemetery opened in 1831 and is still in operation today. My colleagues and I were fortunate to arrive on the same day a Gravestone Girls presentation on colonial headstone art, which we attended after a few hours of walking around the cemetery. The next day we returned to Mount Auburn for a tour and many more hours of cemetery walking. I managed to take about 2,500 photos—many of which were uploaded to Findagrave, but also a number of photos of the landscape and scenery as this is a truly stunning cemetery.

Mount Auburn has a handy burial search and mapping tool for those seeking interment information.

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One thought on “Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA

  1. Mt. Auburn, my final resting place. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is in walking distance. My wife’s grandfather was a caretaker there. I have to say, Longfellow’s grave was in need of landscaping, otherwise, it is quite a magnificent place
    “Gone are the living, but the dead remain and not forgotten; For a hand unseen
    scatters its bounty like a summer rain keeping their graves and remembrance green.”
    Longfellow

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