Tag Archives: Mount Auburn Cemetery

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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Thumbnail Encyclopedia of Cemetery History

Silent Cities: the Evolution of the American Cemetery by Kenneth Jackson My rating: 3 of 5 stars This reference book (so-called because the photos are reproduced too small to be enjoyed without a magnifying glass) is chock-full of fascinating cemetery … Continue reading

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Cemeteries in the Summer

I think there’s nothing more beautiful than a lush, green cemetery in the summertime.  Flowers blooming, birds singing, soft breezes at play, and beautiful statuary:  what could be more relaxing? I’ve listed my favorites below, but I’m hoping you’ll also … Continue reading

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The ultimate cemetery travel inspiration

The Cemetery Book: Graveyards, Catacombs and Other Travel Haunts Around the World by Tom Weil My rating: 5 of 5 stars Have a friend who likes to travel? This is the ultimate guidebook for people who love cemeteries. Travel writer … Continue reading

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