We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Forest Hills Cemetery

95 Forest Hills Ave, Boston, MA 02130-3791
+1 617-524-0128
Website
Save
Review Highlights
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
Beautiful

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
Read all 15 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
10 May 2017
“Vast Landscape, historical significance ”
7 May 2017
“Beautiful ”
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
95 Forest Hills Ave, Boston, MA 02130-3791
CONTACT
Website
+1 617-524-0128
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Boston
from US$ 25.00
More Info
from US$ 59.00
More Info
from US$ 29.95
More Info
from US$ 69.17
More Info
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
75
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (15)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Filter

1 - 10 of 14 reviews

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 14 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 September 2015

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

Thank rmachall
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 86 hotels in Boston
enVision Hotel Boston - Longwood
653 reviews
3.52 km away
Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston Brookline Longwood Medical
258 reviews
3.79 km away
The Inn at Longwood Medical
1,244 reviews
4.47 km away
Hampton Inn & Suites Boston Crosstown Center
1,281 reviews
4.79 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Doyle's Cafe
480 reviews
.90 km away
Dogwood Cafe
53 reviews
.46 km away
Brassica Kitchen And Cafe
31 reviews
.47 km away
Fiore's Bakery
23 reviews
1.24 km away
Nearby Attractions
Arnold Arboretum
582 reviews
1.48 km away
Jamaica Plain
34 reviews
1.29 km away
Emerald Necklace
12 reviews
1.59 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Forest Hills Cemetery staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit