Cemetery FAQ’s

Does Forest Home have available space?

Yes! Many people believe that since we opened in 1850 that we must be full. This is not the case. We have grown from the original 72 acres to just under 200 acres today. 30 of those acres are undeveloped and with all the other spaces currently available throughout FHC we have space for another 100 years.

What is the price of a grave space?

Cemetery property is very much like real estate property, it all depends on "Location, location, location!" It also depends on your means of burial be it in-ground, above ground, cremation, natural burial, etc. A single grave starts at $1,500, but can go up to $5,000 if it is in one of our Historical Sections.

Does Forest Home sell monuments and markers?

Yes, FHC sells granite monuments as well as granite and bronze markers. We purchase directly from the suppliers of these products which cuts out the costs of a middleman.  

Does Forest Home provide a payment plan for property and monuments?

Yes, FHC offers an 18 month 0% interest program which allows individuals to purchase these items over time rather than having to pay all at once.  

What are your Office Hours?

FHC's office is open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, and Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Appointments can be made for a time outside of these hours including Sundays.

Is Forest Home's Office open on Saturday?

Yes, the FHC office is open from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM every Saturday.

Are the Forest Home Guided Tours Free?

Yes, all of the tour guides are volunteers and have each created the tours that they lead. However, FHC does incur costs with these tours and donations are appreciated to keep them going. At the end of a tour, the guide will hand out donation envelopes for you to mail in a donation, or you can give a donation to your tour guide that day.

What is Green Burial?

Green Burial, Natural Burial, Eco-Friendly Burial are all one in the same. It is a type of burial that is a commitment to the land that it remain as natural as possible as we allow nature to take its course with minimal intrusion. Read more about it under Burial Options - Green Burial.

Can I plant flowers at Forest Home?

During the floral growing season in Wisconsin, flowers may be planted at in-ground grave locations. It is your responsibility to water and maintain these flowers. Should you chose to participate in FHC's 3 year Floral Program, our grounds staff will plant and water them throughout the growing season.

How can I locate my loved ones in Forest Home?

200 acres are pretty daunting to find one grave! That is why our office staff are at your service to not only look up the location for you, but provide you with a map directing you there. Stop in during office hours and we are happy to be of service.

Is the Halls of History open to the public?

Yes, the Halls of History are open to the public during business hours Monday through Saturday. Stop in the office and one of our staff will open the door for you. Individuals with loved ones entombed or inurned in the building have access seven days a week from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.

I've noticed that there are now gates at all the entrances to Forest Home, why?

It is unfortunate that due to the actions of a few, we have had to secure the cemetery with gates and video surveillance cameras. We are no longer open from dawn to dusk. Our hours are now:

Winter:      November 15th to March 14th - Gates open at 8:00 AM and close at 5:00 PM
Summer:   March 15th to November 14th - Gates open at 8:00 AM and close at 7:00 PM