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Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Bloom

copper urn, Mt. Auburn Cemetery

When the first Spring blossoms have arrived and the trees start to turn green with immature shoots, then it’s time for me to visit the Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Founded in the 1830’s, many elite Bostonians are buried in the rolling 174 acres of this graveyard.  Like many old cemeteries, Mt. Auburn is more of a park filled with historic and interesting memorials.  Early May is one of the best times to visit when you can stroll and enjoy the mix of burgeoning color and partially bare trees.

Dog gravestone, Mt. Auburn Cemetery

angel sentry, Mt. Auburn Cemetery


angel relief gravestone, Mt. Auburn Cemetery

sphinx, Mt. Auburn Cemetery

prayer figure gravestone, Mt. Auburn Cemetery

The Mt. Auburn Cemetery is a short bus ride from Harvard Square in Cambridge.  Nearby is the Sofra Bakery and Cafe, one of my favorite lunch spots in the city.

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. katie #

    What a beautiful cemetery. It looks so pleasant and peaceful. I love that first photo with the pink blooms and the green vase.


    May 3, 2013
  2. K #

    Mt Auburn is one of my favorite places in Boston–loved this post! I believe Yo Yo Ma has a spot reserved there…


    May 9, 2013

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