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Medfield, Massachusetts

Vine Lake Preservation Trust is a nonprofit charitable organization promoting appreciation of the cultural,

historical, and natural resources in Medfield, Massachusetts’ Vine Lake Cemetery founded in 1651.

As stewards of an active, public cemetery and a National Historic Place…

our mission is to preserve Vine Lake Cemetery by inspiring people to care for, enjoy, and explore its culture…

our goal is to promote the appreciation of its cultural, historic, and natural resources…

our devotion is to protect Vine Lake Cemetery and share it with future generations.

Who We Are

Search burial records in the Old Section from our website by deceased’s name, gravestone carver, or inscription.

Burial Records

Contribute memories, photos, stories, videos of persons buried in the Old Section.


Memories Page

Make your cemetery visit easier and more informative by downloading this free app on your mobile phone or tablet to locate gravesites, explore memories, and take walking tours.

Mobile App

Mobile App and Burial Search

New Opportunities for You

Mobile App and Burial SearchMobile App and Burial Search


Worthy Replies From Persons Who Contributed to An Extremely Successful Funding Campaign

    "Restoration work is demanding even for the hardiest among us. This why I support the magnificent restoration efforts of the Vine Lake Preservation Trust." Dick from Massachusetts

    "I am so impressed and delighted with the thoughtful and high quality work Rob and his team of volunteers do at Vine Lake! My earliest ancestors are there, and I am so grateful to the Trust for researching, highlighting, and celebrating Medfield's history and its many families through invaluable preservation work and many wonderful, creative activities. A standing ovation!" Jane from Massachusetts

    "I enjoy the beauty of the cemetery surroundings and would like to do a tiny part to keep that going. I also have a friend who is a supporter and I figured if she was into it then I would like to be too!" Tim from Massachusetts

    "Medfield is known for its history and Vine Lake Cemetery is one of the oldest ones around and we NEED to keep the graves in good conditions for generations to come." Jane from Washington

    "The graves of our loved ones and those of other families have been very well cared for with a lot of thought to the future survival of the stones. The people working on this project are amazing." Sandy from Maine

    "I am pleased to contribute to the VLPT...the Annual Fund is needed for the continuation of the remarkable work of the Trust volunteers.  Their mission of conservation of the gravestones, preservation of the Cemetery, and education of the public is vital.  It is a gem of an outdoor Museum."   June from Massachusetts


Change the Way You See Vine Lake Cemetery

Change the Way You See Vine Lake Cemetery

New 18th Century Gravestone Databases

Database 1 - A list organized by death year with surname, given name, inscriptions

Database 2 - Photos of gravestones organized by surname, given name.

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