The Forest Hills Cemetery and the Forest Hills Educational Trust presents a Sunday afternoon cemetery walking tour
Sunday, May 19th at 2PM
Historian Anthony Sammarco leads you on a tour exploring the theme of horticulture and architecture at Forest Hills Cemetery. Many 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 along with monuments and mausoleums for wealthy clients. Forest Hills’ 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 America.
$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.