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    Beloved Summer Get-away

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    August 4, 2011


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    Beloved Summer Get-away

    Join Dee Morris for a summer stroll to visit the graves of some of Nahant’s famous summer residents. Only a ferry trip away from the heat of Boston, Nahant (Lynn) offered some Mount Auburn families a sea-side oasis. The Longfellow girls played on the beach while their father entertained in their summer home. Cornelius Felton, Harvard president, rented Cary Cottage just up the hill from Louis Agassiz’s house and laboratory. Amos...

    Join Dee Morris for a summer stroll to visit the graves of some of Nahant’s famous summer residents. Only a ferry trip away from the heat of Boston, Nahant (Lynn) offered some Mount Auburn families a sea-side oasis. The Longfellow girls played on the beach while their father entertained in their summer home. Cornelius Felton, Harvard president, rented Cary Cottage just up the hill from Louis Agassiz’s house and laboratory. Amos Lawrence lived next door to Thomas G. Appleton. Celebrated as the home of the famous sea-serpent viewed by Thomas H. Perkins, Nahant became a perfect get-away for a special urban circle of friends and associates.


    Mount Auburn Cemetery

    580 Mount Auburn Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    $5.00 members/$10.00 non-members


    General Day and Time Info:

    6:00 PM


    phone: 617-547-7105 ext. 850


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