Cemetery reaches 100,000 interments
In March 2017, Mount Auburn Cemetery reached the 100,000 interment milestone.
In 1993 the Cemetery published a ground-breaking Master Plan to shape how the Cemetery was managed and developed. In it was a startling revelation “If the Cemetery continues to rely primarily on its past practices of developing traditional, in-ground body burial space, it has less than eight years of land left before it ceases to be an active cemetery.” But through creative development of new areas and an increase in the popularity of cremation, Mount Auburn has surpassed that projected date of capacity and continues to have room for new interments. Over the past 5 years the Cemetery averaged 475 burials per year, evenly split between casket burials and cremation burials, and through strategic planning Mount Auburn will be an active Cemetery for many years to come.