The Forest Hills Cemetery and the Forest Hills Educational Trust PRESENT
A WALKING TOUR EVENT — with author and historian Anthony Sammarco
Sunday, July 1st at 2PM
Some of the 19th century’s preeminent architects, including William Preston, Gridley Fox Bryant, and Van Brunt and Howe, designed Forest Hills Cemetery’s Main Gate, stone bridge, and 19th century buildings as well monuments and mausoleums for wealthy clients. The cemetery’s founder, Henry A.S. Dearborn, was a civic leader with expertise in law and politics, as well as in landscape design and horticulture. The first president of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Dearborn, along with others, helped shape the rural garden cemetery movement in the United States.
Anthony Sammarco leads you on a tour exploring the theme of horticulture and architecture at Forest Hills Cemetery.
Admission: $10 for advance tickets; $12 day of the tour
This Walking Tour lasts up to 90 minutes with frequent stops over varied terrain. Meet at the Visitor’s Circle just inside the main gate. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water.
Anthony Sammarco is author of more than 60 books and lectures widely on the history and development of Boston, his native city. Titles include Lost Boston, and many books in the Images of America series from Arcadia Publishing such as Forest Hills Cemetery and Boston’s Back Bay in the Victorian Era.