Wellesley Historical Society walking tour
A Final Resting Place: Wellesley Residents at Mount Auburn Cemetery
Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 2:00 pm (rain date: Oct. 21, check Wellesley Historical Society website for updates)
Join Kathleen Fahey for a 90-minute walking tour of Cambridge’s Mount Auburn Cemetery and its connections to Wellesley.
Founded in 1831, Mount Auburn was the nation’s first rural garden cemetery and is the final resting place of many Wellesley residents. Kathleen will explore the monuments and beautiful landscaping of this historic site while focusing on well-known Wellesley residents who are interred there such as H.H. Hunnewell, Isaac Sprague V, Alice Cheney Baltzell, Thomas Morton and more.
Mount Auburn Cemetery is located at 580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge.
You must RSVP to WHS Director Amanda Fisher at [email protected] if interested in attending, as the cemetery limits the size of tour groups.
The tour will begin promptly at 2:00 pm at the Asa Gray Garden on Lawn Ave which is near the Mount Auburn Street entrance to the cemetery.
Visitors may drive into the cemetery and park on any road that does not have a green line.
*The tour will last approximately 90 minutes and will include walking on paved roads, grass, and gravel paths.
The walking tour is free for Wellesley Historical Society members and $5 for non-members.