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Cemetery of the Week #109: Central Burying Ground

Central Burying Ground On Boston Common at Boylston Street between Tremont Street and Charles Street Boston, Massachusetts 02116 Telephone: 617-635-4505 Established: 1754 In Use: 1756 – 1856, although tomb burials continued into the 1950s and cremated remains were buried there … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #61: Granary Burying Ground

Old Granary Burying Ground 101a Tremont Street at Bromfield Boston, MA 02108 Telephone: (617) 635-4505 Founded: 1660 Size: 2 acres Number of interments: 5000, or perhaps as many as 8000, under 2345 markers Open: Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., … Continue reading

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The primary text on Mount Auburn Cemetery

Silent City on a Hill: Picturesque Landscapes of Memory And Boston’s Mount Auburn Cemetery by Blanche M.G. Linden My rating: 3 of 5 stars Mount Auburn is arguably the most important cemetery in America. Founded by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #31: Mount Auburn Cemetery

Mount Auburn Cemetery 580 Mount Auburn St. Cambridge, MA 02138 Telephone: (617) 547-7105 Founded: 1831 Size: 175 acres Number of Interments: 95,000, give or take Open: October through April: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. From May through August, the grounds … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Path

Of all the cemeteries I’ve visited, Massachusetts’ Mount Auburn Cemetery has the most remarkable paths.  The cemetery is so big that it doesn’t have roadways capable of reaching all its graves.  Some graves actually lie along paths.  The paths are … Continue reading

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