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The Social and Political Activists of Mount Auburn
(Part of Cambridge Discovery Days) Mount Auburn Cemetery has been called America’s Westminster Abbey because so many important Americans are buried there. Prominent Cantabrigians buried at Mount Auburn include natives James Russell Lowell and Margaret Fuller and notable citizens Jared Sparks, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Elizabeth Agassiz, and Harriet Jacobs. This 90-minute walking tour will visit the graves and review the accomplishments of selected social and political activists from Cambridge, while providing a general introduction to America’s first garden cemetery and treasured National Historic Landmark.
Rain or shine. Sturdy shoes are advised.
|Where||Mount Auburn Cemetery 580 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||1:00 pm–2:30 pm|
|Who to bring||College Students, Moms, Dads, Singles, Teens, Families, Seniors|
More About Mount Auburn Cemetery
Mount Auburn Cemetery is a national historic landmark hosting the grave sites of such American luminaries as Mary Baker Eddy, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Winslow Homer, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and many more. It is also an active burial place. History buffs, nature lovers and walkers alike enjoy the many miles of meandering pathways, historic gravestones and gorgeous grounds of the cemetery.
Other events here
- Service of Commemoration Tomorrow, May 22, 5:00 pm–6:00 pm
- The Art of Memory: Contemporary Commemoration at Mount Auburn Thu, May 23, 5:30 pm–7:00 pm
- Early Risers Horticulture Club Fri, May 24, 7:00 am–8:00 am
- 15 Shades of Gray Sat, May 25, 10:00 am–11:30 am
- Bigelow Chapel Open House Sun, May 26, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
- Discover Mount Auburn: A Walking Tour Sat, Jun 1, 1:00 pm–2:30 pm
- Jean Danton & Thomas Stumpf Sat, Jun 1, 3:00 pm–4:30 pm
- A Pride Week Walk through Mount Auburn Sun, Jun 2, 1:00 pm–2:30 pm
- Late Migrants and Breeding Birds Wed, Jun 5, 7:30 am–9:00 am
- Early Risers Horticulture Club Fri, Jun 7, 7:00 am–8:00 am