Historic Newton: Newton Cemetery: An Early Public Park


Sunday, June 28, 2015, 2:00pm


Newton Cemetery 791 Walnut Street Newton Centre, MA 02459

Presented by Historic Newton. For more information see the History List website.

Did you know that the land that Newton Cemetery occupies now was once used for pharmaceutical and leather factories? Learn about how that industrial land was developed as part of the garden cemetery movement, and why it’s important as a green space today. Follow Archivist Sara Goldberg on a walk through Newton Cemetery, featuring some of the cemetery’s most notable “residents.” Uneven terrain, wear sturdy walking shoes. Meet in front of the chapel just inside the main gate. Parking is available in the parking lot to the left of the chapel.

Free; $10 donation suggested.