Seasonal Tours hosted by the Forest Hills Educational Trust

From April to October our sister organization, the Forest Hills Educational Trust, offers a sampling of tours hosted by one of our in-house docents. Ranging in topic and lasting close to an hour, these tours offer the local resident or distant traveler with insight and history on one of Boston’s most beautiful and historically rich cemetery gardens.

See the list of tours on our Events page.

Self-Guided Visits

Groups planning a self-guided cemetery visit are welcome during our normal business hours of operation. However, we ask that all large groups (over 10) register with us in advance of their intended arrival by calling (617) 524-0128 and speaking to our tour coordinator. You may also send a tour inquiry from our Contact Us page. There is no fee for a self-guided visit.

Once you are at the Cemetery, if you wish to visit a specific section or loved one, please stop into the main office and we can provide you with a map. A detailed map of the Cemetery is also available here: view or download the map.

Please also see our Vistor’s Kiosk at the Cemetery for additional maps and information.

Private Walking Tours

Private walking or bus tours are offered on weekdays, depending on the docent’s availability. These tours cover a variety of subjects and can be catered to your group’s interests. Walking or bus tours for groups larger than 10 people are $50 per group. A docent tour covers approximately 1 mile of terrain, at times on an incline or uneven surfaces which are not suitable for those who may have difficulty walking.

Please call the office at (617) 524-0128 to learn more about arranging one of these tours.