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.


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.”

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