At the site of a famous first burial
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When Mount Auburn Cemetery first opened in Cambridge in 1831, it was the "first large-scale designed landscape open to the public in the United States," according to its website. However, the first burial didn't occur until July 6, 1832, and is marked by this headstone. Since then, the cemetery has gained National Historic Landmark status from the Department of the Interior.