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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.
In this article:
- Average Burial Plot Cost in Massachusetts by City
- Saving Money on Burial Plot Cost in Massachusetts
- Shopping Online for Burial Plots in Massachusetts
Average Burial Plot Cost in Massachusetts by City
|City||Average||Difference from State Average|
|East Weymouth, MA||$950||-46%|
|West Roxbury, MA||$1,500||-15%|
|Worcester Cherry Valley, MA||$7,000||+297%|
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
|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|
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.