2024 Dates

October 11th & 12th and 18th & 19th

Make the Spirits of the Silent City tours your favorite autumn tradition. The event returns for its 3rd year with captivating stories and a new route, offering TWO weekends of history and delight. 

Under theatrical lighting, the cemetery becomes a stage for professional actors who bring the stories of our cemetery to life. Your spirit guide, portraying a notable Milwaukeean, will guide you through stops where you will meet some of the cemetery’s remarkable residents. Tours produced by Forest Home Historic Preservation Association in collaboration with Caper Company.

What people are saying about Spirits of the Silent City

“I went with my wife and teenage daughters. We had a blast. It’s a historic tour of the cemetery with actors portraying the spirits of Milwaukee residents that are buried in the cemetery. As you are led around you stop at different places and meet other residents of the “Silent City”. They are each interesting historic figures with fascinating stories. It’s all very moody and beautifully lit. The actors are great. This was by far our favorite fall outing so far this year!”

“This was absolutely fantastic. The actors, the flow … everything. Just loved it.”

Can’t wait until October?

Enjoy the history and beauty of Forest Home Cemetery & Arboretum year round! The cemetery is open daily, 8am to dusk. Follow one of our self-guided tours or just drive, jog, walk or ride a bike through our 200 acres of green space – right in the heart of Milwaukee’s South Side.

Leashed dogs also welcome.