Living in the Great Boston area, provides residence with plenty to do in a very short distance. From shooping, to beaches, to cultural event as well as historic sites, there is always plenty to do in the greater Boston area. This weekend I took a quick visit to the Mount Auburn Cemetery after leaving my office. The Mount Auburn Cemetery is located off of Mt Auburn Street in Cambridge.
I was prompted by a radio show where the director of the cemetery was being interviewed and discovered it was an amazing arboretum as well. I was intrigued and this past Saturday was beautiful. Not to hot for walking but nice and sunny. It was a quick ride in from my Tewksbury office, so I grabbed my camera and off I went.
All I can say, is if you are in the mood for a peaceful walk or in the area….. you have to check out the Mount Auburn Cemetery. It can’t be explained. It is amazingly beautiful and serene.
Mount Auburn Cemetery is 175 acres of some of the most significant landscape design in the country. Today it is on the National Registry of Historic Places as well as a Historic Landmark. The grounds of the cemetery are world renowned as an arboretum and botanical garden. There are over 9,600 treas representing over 1,250 species, coverin man made hills and surrounding man made ponds. All intertwined with over 240 paths and avenues between 60,000 monuments. The monuments themselves can be very simple to the ultra ornate. It is absolutely breath taking.
The Mount Auburn Cemetery was dedicated in September 1831 and was the start of the American public parks and gardens movement.
It is certainly worth a trip. I only covered a small portion of the cemetery while I was on my hour and a half walk. There is definitely plenty more to see. My one word of advice, is pay the dollar for a map, it is easy to get lost.
This post, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge MA, was provided by Kevin Vitali. I am a real estate agent north/ north west of Boston and provide real estate information as well as information about the surrounding area.