FOREST HILLS CEMETERY is a special place—of nature and landscape, of beauty and art, of history and culture. But it is also an active place of interment and cremation. We are committed to providing you and your loved ones with the most respectful and dignified care which generations of our families have expected and received since 1848.

Because the process of planning ahead, burying a loved one, or of cremation can seem daunting—especially at a time of emotional stress and grief—we provide here some helpful materials for you to read. Whether you are contemplating what to expect when pre-planning, or trying to negotiate many decisions at a time of need, the topics addressed in these materials will provide you with much useful information.

This information is also available as booklets. If you are interested in receiving one of these booklets, you may do so via our online Request Information form, or you may call our office at 617 524 0128, or email us at inquiries@nullforesthillscemetery.com to receive your complimentary copy by mail.



A keyless entry card system is available to all niche owners for use at our indoor Columbarium. This service allows you to visit your loved one on a schedule which has been expanded to include Saturday afternoons, Sundays, and holidays. As a niche owner, one (1) Keyless Access Card is available to you at no charge. The card is the size of a credit card with a magnetic strip which will automatically unlock the Columbarium’s front door during the following hours:

Monday-Friday — 8:30am to 4:30pm

Saturday-Sunday — 8:30am to 4:30pm

Holidays — 8:30am to 4:30pm

To apply for your Keyless Access Card, you may download, print, and complete the Keyless Access Card Application form (for Niche Owners only), and mail the completed form to us. Or contact us to receive the form by mail.



Please see our Photo Policies information. Visitors are welcome to take landscape photographs of our cemetery after registering with a photo ID at the Main Office. If you plan to visit our grounds outside of regular office hours, please register with our office in advance.

Photos of headstones and grave markers are prohibited, unless permission is granted.


Photo Credits

Our grateful thanks to photographers Billie-Jo Thibault and Brian A. Sullivan, who have kindly provided their work for inclusion on this site.

Photographs of our grounds and features by Billie-Jo Thibault appear on the following pages:

Home Page Gallery [All photos except Front Gate Collage in Blue]; Contact Us [All photos]; Burial Services and Burial Services > Historical Areas Burial Options [All photos]; Pre-Need Planning [Vine Leaves on a Wall]; F.A.Q, F.A.Q. > About Pre-Need Planning, and F.A.Q. > About Cremation [All photos].

Photograph by Brian A. Sullivan appears on the following page:

Home Page Gallery: Front Gate Collage in Blue.