Mount Auburn Cemetery is a historic African American cemetery and national historic district in Baltimore
, United States
. Overlooking the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River
to the east, Baltimore's Downtown to the north and railroad tracks to the south, Mt. Auburn Cemetery is surrounded by the Cherry Hill, Westport, Mt. Winans and Lakeland communities.
One of the most historic and largest African American cemeteries in Baltimore, Mt. Auburn Cemetery was formed in 1872, by the Reverend James Peck in protest to segregation against the White Methodist Church. Its grounds encompass 34 acres (140,000 m sq) and holds more than 55,000 interred.Mount Auburn Cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.
: Gothic, Classical Revival.