Massachusetts
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
Venue
FRIENDS OF MOUNT AUBURN CEMETERY

Mount Auburn Cemetery, located in Watertown and Cambridge, Massachusetts, was founded in 1831 as America’s first landscaped cemetery. Comprising 175 acres, it is a National Historic Landmark, an active cemetery and a major cultural institution in the Boston area. It played a significant role in American history, inspiring the creation of the nation’s public parks, and today it is one of the best birding spots and most beloved landscapes in Massachusetts.

Renowned for its magnificent horticultural collection of trees, shrubs and groundcovers, Mount Auburn has over 650 burials a year and operates a crematory for those choosing cremation in the Boston area. We continue to create new burial space in keeping with the Cemetery's historic beauty and offer a variety of interment and memorialization options.

Mount Auburn is a place for commemoration, reflection and inspiration. Visitors are welcome and come from all over the world to study our national heritage and our collections of art, architecture, and historic photographs and records. We offer an array of interpretive materials and public programs that will help you appreciate the Cemetery’s history and design.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Marnie
Job Title/Position: 
Events & Outreach Coordinator
Mailing Address: 
580 MOUNT AUBURN STREET
CAMBRIDGE, MA 02138-5529
Physical Address: 
580 MOUNT AUBURN STREET
Cambridge, MA 02138-5529
Last Name: 
Murray
Phone: 
617-607-1980

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Non-Arts / Non-Humanities
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - History
Year Founded: 
1831
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Institution/Business Type: 
Historical Societies / Commissions
Activities and Services: 
Preservation / Conservation
Venue Rental
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Awards: 
Certificate of Excellence, Trip Advisor, 2014
"Important Bird Location," Massachusetts Audubon Society

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Guests who require mobility accomodations and who are interested in participating in our tours should let us know in advance by emailing friends@mountauburn.org or calling 617-607-1980.

Venue Available for Rent/Use

Venue Name: 
Story Chapel
Venue Type: 
Church/Temple Sanctuary Space
Venue Address: 
580 Mount Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138
Venue Phone: 
617-607-1964
Seasons Available: 
Spring
Summer
Winter
Fall
Venue Features: 
Climate control
Movie screen/projection capabilities
Piano
Security
Venue Capacity: 
225
Venue Fee Range Minimum: 
$1,250
Venue Fee Range Maximum: 
$5,000
Venue Accessibility: 
Facility is physically accessible (such as parking, entrances, accessible restrooms, seating, backstage)
Additional Comments: 
Built in 1898, Story Chapel resembles a 15th-century English parish church. The exterior is red-brown sandstone, while the interior features Gothic detailing: stone walls, a carved wooden ceiling, and a wood pulpit and pews.
Venue Name: 
Bigelow Chapel
Venue Type: 
Multi-Purpose Room
Venue Address: 
580 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Venue Phone: 
617-607-1984
Seasons Available: 
Spring
Summer
Winter
Fall
Venue Features: 
Climate control
Movie screen/projection capabilities
Piano
Security
Sound system
Venue Capacity: 
100
Venue Fee Range Minimum: 
$1,250
Venue Fee Range Maximum: 
$500
Venue Accessibility: 
Facility is physically accessible (such as parking, entrances, accessible restrooms, seating, backstage)
Additional Comments: 
With its soaring spires of Quincy granite, Bigelow Chapel offers a grand setting for your event. Dr. Jacob Bigelow, one of the founders of Mount Auburn, designed this Gothic Revival structure in the mid 1800s.