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Medfield, Massachusetts

What Makes The Cemetery Special

Vine Lake Cemetery is first and foremost a cemetery.

In addition, it is a National Historic Place, an outdoor museum, a peaceful and dignified open space, a repository of family history.

You can view the cemetery through a variety of perspectives.

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People  Behind each memorial at Vine Lake Cemetery is a story.  Each of the men, women, and children buried here left their mark in some way.

Discover Our History

History Vine Lake Cemetery continues to evolve. From its geological beginnings, it has a varied terrain and natural beauty.  Human ideas about death, landscape design, and visitor needs have continually transformed the cemetery since its founding in 1651. Through it all, it has remained a peaceful and dignified open space for the dead to rest and for the living to visit and enjoy.

Nature  There is something exciting to see all year at the cemetery, from the flowering trees of spring to the evergreens in winter.

Explore Our Seasons

Art  Vine Lake Cemetery has an unknown number of memorials, reflecting over three and a half centuries of art, design, and shifting attitudes towards life and death.

Review Our Art