Preservation at Mount Auburn Cemetery
Preservation of Mount Auburn Cemetery’s structures and Historical Collections is an essential part of the Cemetery’s mission as a place of comfort and inspiration.
Mount Auburn Cemetery is a historic designed landscape of national significance, designated a National Historic Landmark by the Secretary of the Interior in 2003. The monuments and structures are important to the Cemetery for their richness, diversity, interpretive value, and personal associations. In their maintenance and care, Mount Auburn Cemetery gives priority to protecting the character of the entire landscape by balancing the natural and built elements. The Preservation & Facilities Department serves as steward for the varied collection of structures. The Department has a modest staff focused on maintenance, facilities, conservation, and planning staff along with a curator of historical collections.
The maintenance and care of these structures is fundamental to Mount Auburn’s mission.