About Us:

The Town of Reading maintains four cemeteries. Laurel Hill Cemetery established in 1737 is located in the center of Town across from Town Hall on Lowell Street. Laurel Hill is the Town‚ oldest cemetery and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Forest Glen Cemetery established in 1924 is located on the corner of Forest Glen Road and Pearl Street. Charles Lawn Cemetery established in 1982 is on Charles Street and has lots for sale. Wood End Cemetery established in 1997 is on Franklin Street and has lots for sale.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions document. You'll find much of what you need to know here.

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Rules & Regulations:

Cemetery rules and regulations are available here, in our office, and on the Town website: www.ReadingMA.gov.

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Cemetery Price List:

Prices of lots and graves are available here, in our office, and on the Town website: www.ReadingMA.gov.

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Cemetery Office:

The Reading Cemetery Division office is in the lower level of Town Hall at 16 Lowell St, Reading, MA 01867. Office hours and contact information are to the right on this page.



The Reading Cemetery Division now offers on-line burial search to the public. To access it, please click the Search Cemetery Records link on the right. 

Check out our new mapping option as well. Once you've searched for a burial of interest, click on the Map It  link to see the burial location on a map.

In addition, we have recently scanned all lot cards and transferred cemetery records from a legacy system to a new, on-line system for use by staff.  The Cemetery Division is pleased to be working with local vendor Boston Computer Scanning for both the scanning and the CemeteryFind application.

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Office Hours
Monday 7:30am-5:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am-7:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am-5:30pm
Thursday 7:30am-5:30pm