Chilmark, Massachusetts: Grave of John Belushi

More satisfying than most celebrity graves. It's in a small, rural cemetery, conveniently located just inside the entrance, with a nice Halloween yard-style tombstone.

Abel's Hill Cemetery

Address:
S Rd, Chilmark, MA
Directions:
Abel's Hill Cemetery. From Chilmark drive east on S Rd for two miles. You'll see the small cemetery on the left. Turn left into the unmarked entrance. Once you do, just ahead, on the left, you'll a small area under some trees and enclosed by a split rail fence. Belushi's grave is there.
Admission:
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Tombstone of John Belushi.

Grave of John Belushi

John Belushi's grave is pretty awesome. We actually traveled quite a bit to get a photo of it with a stuffed pig. He was a great man who spread laughter everywhere he went... RIP.

[Karen Mac, 10/20/2019]

Grave of John Belushi.

Grave of John Belushi

The grave site of John Belushi is worth a visit if you're visiting Gay Head, as it's on the way.

[Sunny, 04/29/2019]

Grave of John Belushi.

Grave of John Belushi

My younger brother recently took us for a tour of Martha's Vineyard and one of the stops we made was at Abel's Hill Cemetery to see the grave of John Belushi. It's said that the people of Martha's Vineyard didn't want him to be buried there because they were afraid the site would become similar to the grave of Jim Morrison in Paris, with trash being left all over the area. While we did see a few beer caps, some cigarette butts as well as a few whole cigarettes and wine corks, I personally found it to be a respectful place, and the items left seemed to be left more as offerings than as "trash."

Other rumors are that his body is actually buried elsewhere in the cemetery in an unmarked tomb or that he's buried in his home state of Illinois.

[Sherri Q., 08/15/2003]

The tombstone in Illinois is for Belushi's parents, but John's name is mentioned on it, so people think he's buried there. The Massachusetts grave was moved to a different plot in the cemetery, near the entrance (so visitors wouldn't disturb the other graves), and an old New-England-style tombstone was added with a skull and crossbones. April 2019: Photo added.

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