Forest Hills Cemetery: Some Famous Proponents and Their StoriesSunday, May 20th at 2pm — Forest Hills Crematory: Some Famous Proponents and Their Stories. A LUCY STONE CHAPEL LECTURE EVENT with author and historian Dee Morris.
Fur and Feathers Forever! Animal Sculptures of Forest Hills CemeterySunday, June 10th at 2pm — Fur and Feathers Forever! Animal Sculptures of Forest Hills Cemetery. WALKING TOUR EVENT with author and historian Dee Morris.
Literary BostonSunday, June 24th at 2pm — Literary Boston. WALKING TOUR EVENT with author and historian Anthony Sammarco.
Horticulture and Buildings of Forest Hills CemeterySunday, June 3rd at 2pm — Horticulture and Buildings of Forest Hills Cemetery. WALKING TOUR EVENT with author and historian Anthony Sammarco.
See the Orchid Blossom Path two-grave lots, along Section 17. Please call 617 524 0128 or visit us at the Cemetery Office to inquire about these East-facing two-grave lots with beautiful views of the cemetery and the surrounding area.read more
Our new Columbarium room, the Chapel of Grace, opened in October of 2015. This niche room has modern amenities and a variety of size and style options to offer families a respectful setting for perpetual inurnment. The well-appointed Garden of Devotion,...read more
Make your year-end tax deductible donation in support of the Forest Hills Educational Trust. Please see the donation link at the Forest Hills Educational Trust's web site. Help us enhance and preserve our rich beauty so that your future generations will be...read more
A timeless place of history and natural beauty
FOREST HILLS CEMETERY is one of the finest examples of the garden cemetery in the United States. Founded in 1848, it provides a magnificent park-like setting to bury and remember family and friends. In recognition of its unique qualities, Forest Hills Cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004 and was named one of the “1000 Greatest Places” in Massachusetts.
The famous and lesser known are at rest here, including some of history’s and the community’s most outstanding citizens, honored for service to their country, for their success in politics, literature or the arts and sciences. It is also a resting place for every citizen, of any origin or accomplishment.
Forest Hills Cemetery is still an active burial ground, and is also a historic site, an open-air museum, and a 275-acre greenspace and arboretum.