Tag Archives: Boston cemeteries

Weekly Photo Challenge: Path

Of all the cemeteries I’ve visited, Massachusetts’ Mount Auburn Cemetery has the most remarkable paths.  The cemetery is so big that it doesn’t have roadways capable of reaching all its graves.  Some graves actually lie along paths.  The paths are … Continue reading

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What cemeteries have you visited on vacation?

As a product of the classic American childhood road trip, I’m curious to know which cemeteries you’ve visited on vacation.  Please check all that apply. Feel free to add anything I’ve missed in the comments. Thanks!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Entrance

Forest Hills Cemetery’s original gateway had been Egyptian, styled after the ancient portico at Garsey, on the Upper Nile. The cemetery had been founded as nondenominational at the start.  Despite that, the cemetery’s 19th-century clientele rejected Egyptian architecture as too … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #28: Boston’s Forest Hills Cemetery

Forest Hills Cemetery 95 Forest Hills Avenue Boston, Massachusetts 02130 Telephone: (617) 524-0128 info@foresthillscemetery.com Established: 1848 Size: 250 acres Number of interments: 99,000, as of 1998. No later figures are readily available. (See the final link below.) Open: The cemetery … Continue reading

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A Lovely Guide to Boston’s Forest Hills Cemetery

Garden of Memories: A Guide to Historic Forest Hills by Susan Wilson My rating: 5 of 5 stars Founded in 1848, Boston’s Forest Hills is one of the most beautiful cemeteries I’ve ever visited. I owe that visit to stumbling … Continue reading

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