Forest Hills Cemetery was honored to be the recipient of the Community Service Award at the 11th annual African American Ball, held at the Yawkey Boys and Girls Club of Roxbury, on February 23, 2019.read more
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
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.