Category: Visiting

Binney Monument Conservation: Laser Cleaning

October 6, 2014

In 1999, the Amos Binney monument, the only realized funerary sculpture by noted American sculptor Thomas Crawford ( c.1813-1857) was designated an “American Treasure” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the White House Millennium Committee chaired by Hillary Rodham Clinton.   The monument serves as a landmark in the development of American commemorative sculpture and one of the most sophisticated and complex funerary monuments in America.

Binney Conservation: Laser Cleaning from Mount Auburn Cemetery on Vimeo.

Video about Binney Monument Foundation Repairs by Roberto Mighty, Mount Auburn Artist-in-Residence 2014

Binney Monument Conservation: Washing The Stone

October 6, 2014

Amos Binney is buried in Lot #1391 on Heath Path at Mount Auburn Cemetery.  His marble memorial, carved by Thomas Crawford in 1847, is the only monument at Mount Auburn that has been designated an “American Treasure” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the White House Millennium Committee and has recently been conserved.

Video about Binney Monument Foundation Repairs by Roberto Mighty, Mount Auburn Artist-in-Residence 2014

 

Binney Conservation: Washing The Stone from Mount Auburn Cemetery on Vimeo.

Veterans Flags

May 22, 2014

Mount Auburn has complimentary Veterans Flags available for select holidays. Flags can be procured from the front desk in the administration building (the brick building immediately inside the North entrance to the Cemetery on Mount Auburn Street). These flags are only to be used for placement at graves within the Cemetery. Please note the 2014 dates for flag availability, display, and removal below:

Memorial Day
Available starting May 16
Displayed until June 1
Removed on June 2

Flag Day & Independence Day
Available starting June 7
Displayed until July 10
Removed on July 11

Veterans Day
Available starting November 3
Displayed until November 16
Removed on November 17

 

If you have any questions about flag availability, display, removal, or placement, please contact Mount Auburn at (617) 547-7105.

Visiting with Children

April 1, 2014

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Mount Auburn is a great place to explore with kids of all ages (we welcome strollers)! There is so much to see: our beautiful plants and trees, our resident wildlife, and different styles of monuments. Many interesting people are buried here, from the inventor of jellybeans to the author of children’s books. And everyone enjoys the panoramic vista of the Boston area from Washington Tower.

Open to the public every day of the year and free of charge, we encourage you to visit often. Each time you do, the Cemetery will look slightly different and you are guaranteed to see new things.  Below, find some ideas and suggestions for enjoying this special place together.


BEFORE YOU VISIT

We’ve put together some basic Tips for Visiting with Children to help you plan your visit.  Learn more >>>


DURING YOUR VISIT

There are many ways to explore Mount Auburn.  We’ve got some family-friendly guides to help even the youngest explorers understand what makes this place so special.  Learn more >>>