Forest Hills Cemetery Celebrating 170 Years: 1848-2018
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Receiving Tomb
Receiving Tomb
Receiving Tomb

ALERT

CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19) *BULLETINS* – Hours, Policies, and More

January 29, 2021

PLEASE see our updates regarding hours, policies, and more bulletins regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. PLEASE read more (below) to ALSO see our important notice about the Great Horned Owls nesting site.
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Burial Services

BURIAL

A number of different Burial Services are available on a pre-need as well as an at-need basis.

CREMATION

Cremation Services are conducted at our on-site facility, the first crematory established in New England.

PRE-NEED PLANNING

A full program of Pre-Need Planning is available to you and your loved ones.

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Events

The Horticulturists of Forest Hills

Sunday, July 11th, 2021 at 2pm — WALKING TOUR EVENT - The Horticulturists of Forest Hills with historian Anthony Sammarco.
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Literary Forest Hills

Sunday, August 15th, 2021 at 2pm — WALKING TOUR EVENT - Literary Forest Hills with historian Anthony Sammarco.
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Curator's Choice

Sunday, September 12th, 2021 at 2pm — WALKING TOUR EVENT - Curator's Choice with historian Anthony Sammarco.
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News

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.