Directions by Car
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 via 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 the exit for Hammond Pond Parkway (to West Roxbury and Hyde Park), just after a Milton’s and Barnes & 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 the 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 the 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 the 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 MBTA-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 McDonald’s 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 the traffic light, with cemetery signs on the 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.