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Address: 2405 W Forest Home Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53215-2990
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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If you are interested in Milwaukees past, then a trip here will be up your alley. Old monuments and statues honoring leaders of the city and it's industries can be found here.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Donna M
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are interested in Milwaukees past, then a trip here will be up your alley. Old monuments and statues honoring leaders of the city and it's industries can be found here.

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Thank Donna M
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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111 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Forest Home offers a variety of walking tours of the cemetery on Saturdays. The guided tours cover different aspects of people important to Milwaukee's founding and growth.

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

Serene, historic, and mysterious. Well maintained and surprisingly easy to walk through. It offers many paths and interesting markers along with mature trees to view.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

It seems like the whole history of Milwaukee can be experienced here. I spent a couple hours here with my daughter, just driving around then getting out to explore. I need more time here!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

It's summer and the Forest Home Walking Tours have started up again. Many interesting options to choose from (Civil War, Notable Women, Beer Barons, etc). Go to their website for more info and full schedule. If none of the walking tour options fit your schedule, it's still a beautiful and scenic place to go for a walk / and a... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

Forest Home Cemetery is the home of many of the great people from the city and many others that made Milwaukee what it is today! Some of the cities, famous painters, and culinary artists rest peacefully at this place! If you are one for dramatic flare and historical memoirs, stop here at the office and get a map, then go... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful, large and hilly cemetery. Medium sized chapel with plants and stained glass windows. Outside is two water fountains and lovely gardens. Crypts, above ground and elaborate memorials. Lots of shade and 100 year old trees. Bridge over a little pond. Anothrr bridge over a road, but we couldn't find it. Locally famous Milwaukee families like Pabst. Maps and restrooms... More 

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Thank Ellen R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

While a graveyard doesn't usually register as a tourist stop, forest home should. The hall of history is a great place to learn about the history of the city and the state. The hall of history was very interesting and informative. Standing next to names such as Byron Kilbourn, Alexander Mitchell and Frank Zeidler helps connect the past to the... More 

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Circle Pines, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

We decided to stop at the cemetery after driving by. We are glad we did. It has a cool history with interesting headstones. It was a relaxing way to spend the afternoon.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

This cemetery is more than just a resting place for locals. Nearly every famous forefather or beer baron from early Milwaukee is buried here. They have a Hall of History- kind of a museum- where you can start your tour. Each person of importance is shown in a photo with a brief story about what made them famous. They also... More 

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