Forest Home Cemetery & Arboretum is located in Milwaukee’s historic Lincoln Village neighborhood on nearly 200 acres of natural, old-growth beauty and is a certified arboretum. Surrounded by world-renowned architecture and historic works of art that span centuries, this is a place waiting to be explored.

Grounds Hours:

Gates Open/Close Daily:

7:30am - 7:00pm

Public, Private & Self-Guided Tours

Start exploring, and you’re guaranteed to discover something special

Every few steps, you’ll find a name, and every one of them tells a story—from great industrialists to infamous figures to war veterans, women trailblazers, civil rights leaders and loved ones from all walks of life. Forest Home Cemetery & Arboretum is not only a place to discover. It’s a place to be remembered.
Public Tours are available at Forest Home Cemetery

Public Tours

From beer barons and city legends to the “not-so-famous-but-interesting” people, Forest Home Cemetery & Arboretum offers a wide variety of public tours from June through September. Space is limited, so advanced registration is required.

Schedule & Tickets
Photo of a private tour at Forest Home Cemetery

Private Tours & Speakers

Want a deeper understanding of the Civil War, women of influence, and more? Immerse yourself in private guided tours and engaging speakers throughout the year.

Private Tour Information

Self-Guided Tour

We’ve developed a guide for you to visit Forest Home Cemetery & Arboretum at your leisure through self-guided walking tours. You can walk your dogs, ride your bikes, bring a picnic to your favorite area, or just relax! All are welcome!

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The Arboretum

A Natural Treasure in the Heart of Milwaukee

Milwaukee’s most beautiful stories and legacies deserve a fitting backdrop. Forest Home Cemetery & Arboretum resides on nearly 200 acres of breathtaking greenery, dotted with gorgeous architecture, so there’s always something new to see and discover. And it’s open to everyone: joggers, dog walkers, families, concert-goers, bird watchers, history buffs, and anyone else with a curious mind.

Schlitz in Winter

Getting Here

Forest Home is located on 2405 W Forest Home Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53215.

Our main entrance is off of Lincoln Avenue and our secondary entrance is off of Forest Home Avenue between W Lincoln Avenue and S 27th St.