There is a story behind each grave at Mount Auburn. All of the men, women and children buried here left their mark in some way. Some had a large sphere of influence, impacting the region, nation or world in a profound, useful, entertaining or provocative way.
A Landscape of Memory
More than 100,000 individuals are buried and commemorated at Mount Auburn. We honor the lives and legacies of all those now resting at the Cemetery who have helped to shape the world in which we live.
Writers, educators, reformers, artists, scientists, and inventors are among those whose influence can still be seen throughout Boston, the New England region, nationally, and even internationally.