Garden of Peace

Memorial to Victims of Homicide

Welcome to the website for the Garden of Peace. The Garden is the Massachusetts memorial to victims of homicide, a place where families, friends, and the larger community may remember and honor the lives of those taken by violence. It's an enduring reminder of the impact of violence and a visual testament of the need to eliminate it. At the same time, the Garden serves as a symbol of hope, peace, and renewal.

2024 Honor Program

The 2024 Garden of Peace Annual Honor Program will be held in the Garden of Peace on Thursday, September 19th at 5:30 p.m. More information on the Honor Program is available on the Annual Honor Program page of the Garden website.

To be kept informed about Garden news, please join our email distribution list by emailing your name to We never share contact information. If you have a personal connection to a Commemorated Victim or the Garden, we would appreciate knowing that too.

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Click here to donate to the Garden of Peace.

More about the Garden

Contact the Garden of Peace


64-98 Somerset Street, Boston, MA 02108


Garden of Peace voicemail 617-586-1369

MOVA and the Garden of Peace are currently working remotely. We will return your voicemail upon receiving it.

Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) voicemail 617-586-1340
MOVA and Garden of Peace joint logo

The Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) oversees the Garden of Peace.

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