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Forest Hills Cemetery

95 Forest Hills Ave, Boston, MA 02130-3791
+1 617-524-0128
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Vast Landscape, historical significance

Forest Hills cemetery is a great way to get in touch with nature and history in the same place... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
Lou L
Long Island, New York
via mobile

Great historical cemetery but the map on their website is not good. I printed it out beforehand to... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
brittany z z
Amherst, Massachusetts
via mobile
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Forest Hills Cemetery is an active garden cemetery, an historic site, an open-air museum, and a 275-acre greenspace and arboretum located in Jamaica Plain. Constructed in 1848, famous people buried here included abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, suffragist Lucy Stone, poets Anne Sexton and e.e. cummings, playwright Eugene O’Neill, and sculptor Martin Milmore. The Forest Hills Educational Trust hosts poetry readings and manages a contemporary sculpture path.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
95 Forest Hills Ave, Boston, MA 02130-3791
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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Forest Hills cemetery is a great way to get in touch with nature and history in the same place. Located in Boston, but not in the tourist centered area, forest hills is a large cemetery (maps at the front near the entrance gates) with beautiful...More

Thank Lou L
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Great historical cemetery but the map on their website is not good. I printed it out beforehand to find some specific graves. I wish they told me that the graves are marked generally in the vicinity and not exactly where they marked it. Sometimes the...More

Thank brittany z z
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Unfortunately it was raining when we visited but it was still fun to see all the incredibly old graves and headstones. Really interesting old cemetery.

Thank dapaxton
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We came here as a result of a search on Atlas Obscura and were pleasantly surprised. We picked up a map at the entrance and chose a variety of the highlighted items to go and see. Essentially it became a driving tour/scavenger hunt. Lots of...More

Thank FishmanPA60
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Beautiful and peaceful cemetery. It has lots to see, with many beautiful headstones and sculptures. It's quite big so be prepared to walk around for a while. Lots of history here also. I was there to see Anne Sexton's grave but also found E. E....More

Thank anacr0ss
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Established in 1848, Forest Hills Cemetery is a 275-acre cemetery located in Boston, Massachusetts. The entrance gate and surrounding buildings have beautiful architecture. Drive or walk around and see the lovely gardens, lake, fountain, waterfall and memorials. I would recommend looking up some of the...More

1  Thank Lynnette_02
Reviewed 24 September 2015

The old part is beautifully landscaped .Think of it more as a sculpture / botanical park than a cemetery.

Thank rmachall
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Very peaceful, quiet, park-like area with old trees, stunning landscapes, a pond and innovative sculpture. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of Central Park, and lots of greenways in Boston, the cemetery was a stunning place to connect with an old friend. We sat on...More

Thank Durham123
Reviewed 20 May 2014

Visit Forest Hills Cemetery on the doorstep of Boston and be gobsmacked by the natural beauty of the leafy gardens adorning the rolling hills and by the stunning funereal art, in abundance. If you're in the very least like me, the two magnificent marble statues...More

1  Thank Nicholas K
Reviewed 6 March 2014

I first visited Forest Hills Cemetery for a burial and discovered how beautiful this place is. I never thought I would be writing a review of a cemetery on TripAdvisor but this is a must see attraction. Established in 1848 and still an active cemetery,...More

1  Thank Steve1362
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