Cemetery burial plot cost in Massachusetts: cheapest & most expensive options

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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.

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Massachusetts: Average cemetery burial plot cost by city

CityAverage burial plot costDifference from State Average
Attleboro, MA$4,90048%
Berkley, MA$1,500-55%
Braintree, MA$3,045-8%
Canton, MA$1,615-51%
East Weymouth, MA$5,70073%
Paxton, MA$3,238-2%
Peabody, MA$3,098-6%
S Braintree, MA$2,250-32%
Sharon, MA$4,19427%
Taunton, MA$1,500-55%
West Roxbury, MA$1,500-55%
Worcester Cherry Valley, MA$7,000112%
Worcester, MA$3,4003%

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.

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.

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