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.