Tips for Your Visit
An important part of Mount Auburn’s history is its role as a place to inspire and educate the public. 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.
Planning Your Visit
Before your visit, learn more about the different ways to explore the Cemetery.
Visiting With Children
Mount Auburn Cemetery 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.
The Cemetery has public restrooms, a water fountain, and bike rack. The Visitors Center, located in Story Chapel, is open during all hours that the grounds are open to the public. It is staffed each day between 9 AM and 4:30 PM.
Finding Food & More
To protect our monuments and keep pests away, we cannot allow food on the Cemetery grounds. However, there are many excellent restaurants, diners, bakeries, and grocery stores close by. Learn more about local restaurants, accommodations & other nearby attractions.
We welcome large groups, but ask that you schedule your visit at least two weeks in advance. Find out more about options for Group Visits.