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The average burial plot cost in Massachusetts is $3,303. This is based on an analysis of 75 cemeteries in the state. In our analysis, we’ve seen costs go as high as $7,000 and as low as $1,500. Compared to the rest of the nation, Massachusetts burial plots are 8% less expensive.
Keep in mind that these costs will vary depending on your specific situation. Depending on the type of burial plot you purchase, how many, and in what zip code, these prices may vary significantly from the average.
When making burial arrangements, we recommend contacting at least a few cemeteries to get a price that is right for your family.
Massachusetts: Average cemetery burial plot cost by city
|City||Average burial plot cost||Difference from State Average|
|East Weymouth, MA||$5,700||73%|
|S Braintree, MA||$2,250||-32%|
|West Roxbury, MA||$1,500||-55%|
|Worcester Cherry Valley, MA||$7,000||112%|
Massachusetts: VA national and state cemeteries with free burial plots
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.
|Fort Devens Post Cemetery||Open||35 Patton Road Devens, MA 01434||Phone: 508-563-7113|
|Massachusetts National Cemetery||Open||Connery Avenue Bourne, MA 02532||Phone: 508-563-7113|
|Woodlawn Cemetery Soldiers’ Lot||Closed||Harvard Street Ayer, MA 01432||Phone: 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.
|Massachusetts State Veterans’ Cemetery-Agawam||1390 Main Street Agawam, MA 01001||Paul Murphy, Administrative Officer Phone: 413-821-9500|
|Massachusetts State Veterans’ Cemetery-Winchendon||111 Glenallen Street Winchendon, MA 01475||Claude A. Poirier, Administrative Officer Phone: 978-297-9501|