Visit Guidelines

August 25, 2017

The gates of Mount Auburn Cemetery are open daily until 8PM.

Washington Tower closes at 6PM.

Office Hours:

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.

At this time there is no cycling allowed at the Cemetery.  Park bikes and motorcycles at the racks provided just inside our entrance.

Walk–not jog–through the Cemetery. We welcome baby strollers.

Help us protect our monuments and horticultural collections. Please leave pets and food or drink at home, at this time only service dogs are allowed in the Cemetery and dog walking is not at this time permitted at the Cemetery. Also, monuments are more fragile than they appear: please do not touch them.

If you are planning to film or photograph the Cemetery for commercial purposes, please read our Film and Photography Guidelines. For wedding photography, please see our Wedding Photography Guidelines.

Bring only natural plant materials for placing at graves within the Cemetery.

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  1. michelle coimbra says:

    I have a friend that has just been buried at your cemetery. I missed the funeral and dont know where his grave is, would your office staff be able to help me locate the grave site? Thank you

    • Jennifer Johnston says:

      Hi Anna,
      If you come to the Cemetery someone can help you in the Visitors Center, front office or you can look things up at our interactive kiosk. You can also do grave searches on our website.

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