Mount Auburn Cemetery is also a vibrant park. (©Jennifer Johnston/Mount Auburn Cemetery)
Founded 1831. Culture hounds have a field day at Mount Auburn, where the souls of 19th-century forward thinkers linger in America’s first landscaped cemetery. Mary Baker Eddy and Isabella Stewart Gardner. Charles Bulfinch and Buckminster Fuller. Oliver Wendall Holmes, Winslow Homer, and hundreds more. Many programs and tours; maps and materials about the cemetery available at the entrance gate. Grounds open 8 am-7 pm; visitor information, M-F 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Sa 8:30 am-12:30 pm.