Mount Auburn Cemetery

Mount Auburn Cemetery is a National Historic Landmark situated near Boston on the border between the municipalities of Cambridge and Watertown, Massachusetts. Founded in 1831 and stretching over 175 acres, Mount Auburn is recognized as the nation’s first “rural, garden cemetery” and the inspiration during the 19th Century for the American Parks Movement. As an active cemetery, Mount Auburn inspires all who visit, comforts the bereaved, and commemorates the dead in a landscape of exceptional beauty. An accredited arboretum, Mount Auburn features 5,000 trees and more than 20,000 plants overall and has more than 200,000 people who visit the grounds annually.