The Forest Hills Cemetery presents a Sunday afternoon cemetery walking tour
Sunday, September 12th, 2021 at 2PM
Please join historian Anthony Sammarco for an afternoon Cemetery Walking Tour.
Forest Hills Cemetery, since its opening in 1848, has been the chosen place of burial for family and friends.
From Henry Dearborn, whose parents were the first two interments in 1848, to architects such as John A. Fox, “Father of Stick Style” American architecture and William Ralph Emerson, “Father of Shingle Style” architecture, to well-known merchants Samuel Stillman Pierce of S.S. Pierce and Company and Eben Jordan of Jordan Marsh, this walk will be a pleasant way to learn of the diversity of permanent residents of Forest Hills.
$10 for advance tickets
$12 day of the tour
Tour meets at the Forest Hills Cemetery Visitor’s Circle.
This Walking Tour lasts up to 90 minutes with frequent stops over varied terrain. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water.
About Your Tour Leader
ANTHONY M. SAMMARCO is a noted historian and author of over seventy books on the history and development of Boston and he lectures widely on the history of his native city.
His books — Lost Boston, The History of Howard Johnson’s: How a Massachusetts Soda Fountain Became a Roadside Icon, Jordan Marsh: New England’s Largest Store, The Baker Chocolate Company: A Sweet History, and Christmas Traditions in Boston have been bestsellers.