Henry A.S. DearbornThe Forest Hills Cemetery presents a Sunday afternoon cemetery walking tour

Sunday, July 11th, 2021 at 2PM

Please join historian Anthony Sammarco for an afternoon Cemetery Walking Tour.

Laid out by Henry A.S. Dearborn and his gardener Daniel Brims, Forest Hills Cemetery was the first rural, or arboretum cemetery in Boston. With dells and valleys, rock terraces and Lake Hibiscus, the cemetery is not only a horticultural delight but also the resting place of many horticulturists.

We will visit the graves of Henry Dearborn, Thaddeus Clapp, Enoch Bartlett, Samuel Downer, and John Richardson — all of whom were hybridizers of flowers and fruits in the 19th century.

$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.