Newton Cemetery

Newton Cemetery

Newton Cemetery
4.5
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
About
An active cemetery for more than 160 years and an accredited arboretum, Newton Cemetery is a private, non-profit organization serving the needs of all faiths for Newton and the Boston area. Founded in 1855 during the garden cemetery movement, the picturesque grounds are open daily and the public is welcome to explore.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Mark
6 contributions
tranquil place for walking
Nov 2019
This is a peaceful place with beautiful trees amidst the graves. There are some interesting old graves and it is a good place for restful walk.
Written November 24, 2019
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RoadWarrior_BOS
Boston, MA243 contributions
Nice cemetery for walking and taking in Newton's past
Oct 2019
The Newton Cemetery is a beautiful place for a walk or visit any time/season of the year. The landscaping, trees, diverse types of monuments, and peacefulness make for an interesting, brisk, solemn walk any time. There are quite a few old gravesites and interesting monuments, some relief, and nice paths to walk along. For young and old, there are interesting things to discover here. A number of Newton's former leaders are buried here making it a nice place to learn a bit more about Newton's history.
Written November 8, 2019
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Paul L
5 contributions
Visiting family that has passed
Jul 2019
The cemetery is very well groomed and is a very peaceful place to visit to relax.There is a wonderful pond with ducks and turtles.
Written August 8, 2019
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Rebrodney
Newton, MA7 contributions
A conflicted review
Jun 2019 • Solo
Most places on TripAdvisor that offer accommodation need to be reviewed by those who have stayed there. Unfortunately , there was no time (or it was not the time) for me to stay , and although I thought of digging deep and getting information from the residents, I couldn’t find anyone who would talk to me.
Anyway, Newton is a great city, and for particularly long term stays, this is a good bet, and I understand that no one has complained despite small rooms
Written June 4, 2019
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rachel g
Newton, MA6 contributions
Not a typical tourist attraction
Feb 2019 • Couples
A beautiful contemplative place to take a stroll and watch the seasons change. Very old stone bridges go over bubbling brooks
Written March 20, 2019
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Guy M
Boston, MA12 contributions
Lovely garden cemetery
Sep 2018 • Solo
A wonderful garden cemetery, with ponds, etc., similar to the famous Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA.
Written January 23, 2019
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alberta433
Newton, MA3 contributions
Newton cemetery
Oct 2018 • Friends
Great For walkers. Beautifully laid out ....lots of flowers plants walking trails never many people. Mostly flat with some small inclines
Written January 16, 2019
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Bunniebears
Newton, MA92 contributions
PEACEFUL AND WELL KEPT
Dec 2018 • Solo
I spend a great deal of time here - I love watching the wildlife and they have a ton of it here (at least used to) - birds, bunnies, ect... (they have a yellow hawk and a blue heron that spend ALOT of time there). With that being said I can vouch for the maintenance staff there - THEY ARE GREAT !!!! - VERY meticulous in their work from digging the grave, "closing" the grave, maintaining the grounds, leaves, snow ect.- landscaping, even to paving the roads (altho there are a couple that sill need work) - strange to say but I love going there
Written December 11, 2018
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Ellen O
Newton, MA76 contributions
A garden of Eden in Newton
Jun 2018 • Friends
Newton Cemetery is an arboretum in the middle of Newton. It is a very peaceful place for a walk. It is also a welcoming cemetery.
Written December 9, 2018
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TheBostonTravelers
Newton, MA295 contributions
An Oasis in Newton
Sep 2018
My husband and I had found selecting a burial site challenging until we visited Newton Cemetery. This is Newton's very own "Arnold Arboretum" or "Brooklyn Botanical Garden." Our visit, with a talented young man as our guide, turned out to be comforting and pleasant and we easily selected two plots, side by side, where our children and grandchildren will be able to visit us from time to time in the future. It is a pleasant place and not at all maudlin. Some people like to walk in this lovely place, but it is probably not suitable for children because of the underlying purpose, to bury the deceased.
Written November 6, 2018
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Newton Cemetery is open:
  • Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Sat - Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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