Images of celestial beings are found throughout the Cemetery, proudly posing on pedestals or tucked into the decorations of many monuments. The brochures below include some of the many angels and cherubs found at Mount Auburn.
Join Rosemarie Smurzynski for a tour of Angels & Cherubs at a future date to be announced!
A Guide to Angels in Mount Auburn Cemetery
and their Role in Consoling the Human Heart
The word angel derives from the Greek “angelos” which means messenger.
In Islam the word for angel is “mala” which also means messenger. (more…)
Mount Auburn Cemetery attracts over 200,000 visitors per year, and they visit for many different reasons. Families and friends come to pay tribute to loved ones every day, as we continue to do about 500 new burials per year. Others come to enjoy the beautiful landscape, the magnificent trees, the birds and other wildlife, or the amazing collection of funerary art and architecture. Many attend our educational programs and tours, and still others come to study history and learn about the notable residents of Mount Auburn. Some do all of the above.
It is the diverse collection of over 5,000 spectacular trees that no doubt attracts many people to the Cemetery. Nevertheless, it is the combination of the topography, the plants, the wildlife and the monuments and other built structures that make Mount Auburn the unique landscape and National Historic Landmark that it is.
The gates of Mount Auburn Cemetery are open daily until 8PM.
Washington Tower closes at 6PM.
Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm;
Saturday 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
An important part of Mount Auburn’s history is its role as a destination site. We take this role seriously and provide amenities critical to our visitors’ enjoyment and comfort. At the same time, we are both a historic landmark and an active burial site, so we ask that our visitors follow some basic guidelines during their stay here. (more…)
The Administration Office, Visitors Center and Greenhouse will be CLOSED to the public on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
The Cemetery grounds are OPEN both days, 8 am – 8 pm.
Maps and other visitor information are available at the Front Entrance gate.