Please stay clear of the Great Horned Owls nesting site located next to our contemporary burial area.
We are proud to announce that Susan Wilson, author of Garden of Memories, partnered with Pat Neishoff, Megan Catalano, and Dr. Jane Petro to create a large poster about an intricate surgery performed by Dr. Susan Dimock in 1873.
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.
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.