Forest Hills Cemetery Grounds are open to the public every day, from 8:30 a.m. to dusk. A guide book by Susan Wilson, maps and brochures are available in the Cemetery Office.

The Forest Hills Educational Trust Office and the Main Cemetery Office are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30. The Main Cemetery Office is also open Saturdays 8:30 to 1:00 p.m. The Forest Hills Crematory and Columbarium are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays 8:30 to 1:00.

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Map to Forest Hills Cemetery
95 Forest Hills Ave
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-3714



Take the Orange Line (or various bus lines) to Forest Hills Station. Exit through the Hyde Park exit and use right-hand escalator to reach street level. Cross the avenue and take a few steps to the right. Turn left onto Tower Street (there is a dentist's office and beauty supply shop at the intersection). Walk one long block to the end and enter Forest Hills’ pedestrian gate. Follow the path as it curves to the left, and then turns sharply to the right where you will see the tiled roof of the Forsyth Chapel and Main Office ahead, near greenhouses and a parking area. You are at the back of the building; go through the stone archway to the Main Front Gate and office and chapel entrance.

There are many possible routes to Forest Hills by car. If you have a preferred route to the Arnold Arboretum or Faulkner Hospital, adapt the last part of the directions below.

From Route 128/95 using Route 9 East

  • Take Exit #20A (Route 9 East, Boston and Brookline). Take Route 9 east for approximately 3 miles. Go past the Atrium Mall and then take exit for Hammond Pond Parkway (to West Roxbury and Hyde Park), just after a Milton's and Barnes and Noble on the right.
  • Take a right at the end of the exit ramp and go 8/10 of a mile on Hammond Park Parkway through one light to a rotary. Go straight through rotary (3rd exit - Newton Street). Go 1/3 of a mile past the Putterham Golf Club (on your left), and the road will fork. Bear right onto Grove Street.
  • Go up the hill through one set of lights to another rotary. Go 3/4 of the way around and take the 3rd exit at Pond Street. Proceed to next right, Allandale Road.Take a right onto Allandale. Go 1 mile, past Allandale Farm, to the end of the road at VFW Parkway/Centre Street; Faulkner Hospital will be on your left.
  • Take a left onto Centre Street/VFW Parkway. Go 6/10 of a mile to a rotary; take the first exit off the rotary onto the Arborway – 203 East/Dorchester. Go one mile, passing the Arnold Arboretum Main Entrance (on the right) and proceeding over an overpass. Ignore the sign just before the overpass bridge which says to "exit right for Forest Hills".
  • After the overpass, go through a final rotary and take the "Route 203 East to Dorchester" exit. Make an immediate right onto Forest Hills Avenue (the cemetery driveway). Continue up the driveway to the main gate and office. You may park along the drive.

From Boston and Cambridge
Take Storrow Drive to the Fenway/Park Drive exit. At the top of the ramp, follow signs to the Riverway/Boylston Street. The ramp will feed you onto Boylston Street. Take Boylston Street (past Fenway Park on right) through three lights, where Boylston Street flows into Brookline Avenue. Take Brookline Avenue past the hospital district all the way to the Riverway; take a left onto the Riverway. The Riverway will become the Jamaica Way and then the Arborway, and you will pass Jamaica Pond. Stay on the Arborway/Route 203 East and go through a rotary; take the exit marked "Route 203 East to Dorchester." You will pass the main entrance for the Arnold Arboretum on the right. Continue 1/2 mile past the Arboretum entrance, staying on Rt. 203 across an overpass (Forest Hills Orange Line T-Station will be below you on your right, with a tall clock tower). Ignore the sign just before the overpass that says to "exit right for Forest Hills"). After the overpass, go through a final rotary. Take the "Rt. 203 East to Dorchester" exit and make an immediate right onto Forest Hills Avenue (the cemetery driveway). Continue up the driveway to the main entrance. You may park along the drive.

From the Southeast Expressway/Route 93
From North or South, take Exit #11 (Granite Avenue-Ashmont). Go straight off the exit ramp to the first commercial intersection; a MacDonalds’ will be on your right, an Irish pub straight ahead. Turn left at that traffic light. You will be on Rt. 203 West-Gallivan Blvd. When you see Norfolk Hardware on your left, Gallivan Blvd. merges into Morton Street (still Rt. 203). Continue straight ahead, across Blue Hill Ave. You will soon see Forest Hills Cemetery on your left. At traffic light, with cemetery signs on left, turn left onto Forest Hills Avenue. (If you come to a rotary on Rt. 203, you’ve gone just a few yards too far; continue around the rotary and enter the cemetery drive immediately.) Continue up the driveway to the main entrance. You may park along the drive.