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Newton Cemetery

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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The cemetery is very well groomed and is a very peaceful place to visit to relax.There is a... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2019
Paul L
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Reviewed June 4, 2019
Newton, Massachusetts
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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...more
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791 Walnut St, Newton, MA 02459-1719
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Reviewed August 8, 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.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Paul L
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed March 20, 2019

A beautiful contemplative place to take a stroll and watch the seasons change. Very old stone bridges go over bubbling brooks

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rachel g
Reviewed January 23, 2019

A wonderful garden cemetery, with ponds, etc., similar to the famous Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Guy M
Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

Great For walkers. Beautifully laid out ....lots of flowers plants walking trails never many people. Mostly flat with some small inclines

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank alberta433
Reviewed December 11, 2018

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)....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bunniebears
Reviewed December 9, 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ellen O
Reviewed November 6, 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...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TheBostonTravelers
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Well maintained place. Always clean and quiet. Unfortunately, I come there often to visit my dad’s grave

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bella V
Reviewed August 12, 2018

This large, beautiful cemetery is also an arboretum and is well worth a visit if you want a beautiful, peaceful walk. I'm amazed I didn't know about it, it's just as beautiful as the more famous Mt. Auburn and Forest Hills cemeteries.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Basiluzzo
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