Forest Hills Cemetery Celebrating 170 Years: 1848-2018
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Burial Services

BURIAL

A number of different Burial Services are available on a pre-need as well as an at-need basis.

CREMATION

Cremation Services are conducted at our on-site facility, the first crematory established in New England.

PRE-NEED PLANNING

A full program of Pre-Need Planning is available to you and your loved ones.

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Events

Forest Hills Cemetery: Some Famous Proponents and Their Stories

Sunday, 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.
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Fur and Feathers Forever! Animal Sculptures of Forest Hills Cemetery

Sunday, June 10th at 2pm — Fur and Feathers Forever! Animal Sculptures of Forest Hills Cemetery. WALKING TOUR EVENT with author and historian Dee Morris.
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Literary Boston

Sunday, June 24th at 2pm — Literary Boston. WALKING TOUR EVENT with author and historian Anthony Sammarco.
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Horticulture and Buildings of Forest Hills Cemetery

Sunday, June 3rd at 2pm — Horticulture and Buildings of Forest Hills Cemetery. WALKING TOUR EVENT with author and historian Anthony Sammarco.
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News

See Orchid Blossom Path

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.

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The Chapel of Grace

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,...

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We Need Your Support!

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...

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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.