Forest Hills Cemetery Celebrating 170 Years: 1848-2018
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CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19) *BULLETINS* – Hours, Policies, and More

January 29, 2021

PLEASE see our updates regarding hours, policies, and more bulletins regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Burial Services


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


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


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

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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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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.