Cemetery Burial Plot Cost in Massachusetts: Cheapest & Most Expensive Options (2021)

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The average burial plot cost in Massachusetts is $1,764. This is based on an analysis of 22 cemeteries in the state. In our analysis, we’ve seen costs go as high as $7,000 and as low as $450. Compared to the national average for burial plot costs, Massachusetts burial plots are 24% less expensive.

Keep in mind that costs can and will vary depending on factors such as the type of burial plot you purchase, how many you plan to purchase, the cemetery and the market demand for burial plots within your area or around the cemetery you’d like to purchase a plot in.

When making burial arrangements, we recommend contacting at least a few cemeteries to get a price that is right for you and your family.

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Average Burial Plot Cost in Massachusetts by City

CityAverageDifference from State Average
Attleboro, MA$817 -54%
Berkley, MA$1,500 -15%
Braintree, MA$1,408 -20%
Canton, MA$1,084 -39%
East Weymouth, MA$950 -46%
Norwood, MA$1,083 -39%
Paxton, MA$1,619 -8%
Peabody, MA$2,334 32%
Sharon, MA$3,237 84%
Taunton, MA$1,500 -15%
West Roxbury, MA$1,500 -15%
Worcester Cherry Valley, MA$7,000 +297%
Worcester, MA$1,700 -4%

Saving Money on Burial Plot Cost in Massachusetts

If you are a veteran, service member or eligible family member you may be eligible for a free burial at a national VA cemetery. There are 3 such cemeteries in Massachusetts. Keep in mind these are not guaranteed to have any open spots. Please see below for contact information as well as burial plot availability.

VA National and State Cemeteries with Free Burial Plots in Massachusetts

CemeteryOpen plots?AddressPhone
Fort Devens Post CemeteryOpen35 Patton Road Devens, MA 01434Phone: 508-563-7113
Massachusetts National CemeteryOpenConnery Avenue Bourne, MA 02532Phone: 508-563-7113
Woodlawn Cemetery Soldiers’ LotClosedHarvard Street Ayer, MA 01432Phone: 508-563-7113

State VA cemeteries have similar free burial options as well, though these come with residency requirements. Contact your local VA office to learn more.

InstitutionAddressContact
Massachusetts State Veterans’ Cemetery-Agawam1390 Main Street Agawam, MA 01001Paul Murphy, Administrative Officer Phone: 413-821-9500
Massachusetts State Veterans’ Cemetery-Winchendon111 Glenallen Street Winchendon, MA 01475Claude A. Poirier, Administrative Officer Phone: 978-297-9501

Shopping Online for Burial Plots in Massachusetts

If you’re on the market for a cemetery plot, you may find the listings on eBay helpful. Depending on what’s available, you stand to save money on on your burial plot costs with the right bidding strategy.

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