The Friends of the Hyde Park Library and the Hyde Park Historical Society have prepared a self guided tour of gravesites and monuments of interest in Fairview Cemetery. The cemetery, established in 1892, is a wonderful place to walk for exercise, enjoy nature and have a history lesson. The decision to do this tour developed from the project to fund raise and purchase a grave stone for Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, the 1st Black women physician in the US. (1864).
When working on the project, committee members and others in the community began asking questions about who was buried in the cemetery besides Mayor Menino and John J. Enneking. Now less than a year later we share with you this tour guide.
You can download the map and the site locations here.
Please visit the cemetery when the daffodils are blooming. Bulbs, donated by Boston Blooms with Daffodils were planted at these sites and a few others.