Welcome to Wildwood Cemetery. Wildwood is a non-profit, non-denominational, active cemetery in the college town of Amherst, MA. The cemetery was established in 1887 and the landscape design was inspired by the work of the famous NY Central Park designer Fredrick Law Olmsted. Services at the cemetery are held graveside, weather permitting. The cemetery is frequented by bird watchers and naturalists of all ages interested in our flora and fauna. Wildwood Cemetery has succeeded in preserving the nineteenth-century feel and it remains a quiet hilltop allowing for a moment of peace amidst the bustle of Amherst.
Other Questions You Might Have
Information for Veterans
We use bronze flag markers and stands which are era specific. We do not recommend the marble headstone because marble does not age well in our climate.
The form for ordering a veteran monument or marker is Form 40-1330M. Click link below for all information regarding the process.
Wildwood accepts Green Burials. We have one open grass section laid out specifically for green burials with flat markers, but we usually allow green burials on most other sections.
Historical Tours and the Ornithology and Ecology of Wildwood Cemetery
Cemeteries are a place for family and friends to mourn their loved ones. They are also a place for the community to honor history. Three tours have been set up so far. Wildwood encourages people to contribute to this ongoing project.
Wildwood Cemetery would like to thank the Town of Amherst for granting Community Preservation Funds for the renovation of the Dickinson Farmhouse Roof. A composite slate material was used to mimic the historic tin roof that covered the building for many decades. The result is beautiful and water tight.