One of the most beautiful cemeteries in the Boston area is Mount Auburn Cemetery and fortunately it is not too far from where we are living. I’ve actually been twice since we’ve been here. Once was a rather foggy rainy day and the other was bright and sunny. Both times it was beautiful and fun to explore.
Mount Auburn Cemetery is both a burial place and a garden. There are still plots available so they do have funerals in the church there from time to time. It is also a beautiful place to walk around and just enjoy the beauty of nature. There is a large pond in one area of the cemetery as well as lots of trees, hills, and flowers.
At the top of the main road is a beautiful church where funerals are held. You can also go to the top of the Washington Tower which has a great view of the surrounding cities. There is so much to see and explore here. Also, many notable people are buried here including Henry Wadsworth Longfellow! (in case you missed it, I did a post yesterday about my tour of the Longfellow House)
While Mount Auburn Cemetery is pretty in the summer with all the greenery, I’m excited to go back in a few weeks when the leaves are starting to change. I’ll be sure to post pictures of the cemetery then as well!
I forgot to mention earlier, but one of my favorite things about Mount Auburn Cemetery is the signs that indicate all the little paths between the headstones. The paths themselves have really fun names but they also look pretty too!