Cemetery operations include burials, flower, and tree planting; landscaping; and repair of historical monuments. Tree planting and perennial island development to add pastoral beauty to open space in the Cemetery has been a particular focus in recent years. The Cemetery has also continued to incorporate sustainable practices into its operations, including using rain barrels for watering where feasible, mulching leaves on site, and not requiring cement vaults for burials.

Notable Burials in Cambridge

Cemetery gate

The Cambridge Cemetery is the resting place of Medal of Honor recipients Joseph F. Scott and Alphonso M. Lunt, prominent literary figures Henry and William James and William Dean Howells, Baseball Hall of Famers John Clarkson and Timothy Keefe, and other notable Cantabridgians.

Old Burial Ground

Hours and Holiday Schedule

Cemetery in bloom spring 2011

The Cemetery is open daily for visitors during the summer season from 7:00 am until dusk and during the winter season from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm.  The Cemetery office is open from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday to provide information and customer service.

Visiting the Cemetery
Holiday Schedule

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Hours of Service

Monday - Friday
7:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday & Sunday

Cambridge Cemetery
76 Coolidge Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138