In summer, Forest Home Cemetery & Arboretum offers a variety of tours to the public. From bicycle tours to art and symbolism to stories of notable women, there are many to choose from based on your interest. Space is limited. We encourage you to reserve your spot in advance.

Upcoming Public Tours & Events

Advanced registration is required, as space is limited.

Tree Appreciation Day

Celebrate trees with a tree planting seminar, memorial tree plantings and a guided tree walk through the Forest Home Cemetery Arboretum.

Tree Appreciation Day

Intro to Birding in the Cemetery

Join the the WI Metro Audubon Society on a bird walk through historic Forest Home Cemetery. All levels of bird enthusiasts are welcome!

Intro to  Birding in the Cemetery

Book a guided tour or be your own guide

Photo of a private tour at Forest Home Cemetery

Private tours

Want a deeper understanding of an event in Milwaukee’s history or a specific topic? Book a private tour with one of our experts throughout the year.

Book a tour
Self-guided tours available

Self-guided tours

We’ve developed a guide for you to visit Forest Home Cemetery & Arboretum at your leisure. Check out the interactive map and start exploring.

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We’re always looking for volunteers!

Forest Home Cemetery & Arboretum needs committed volunteers to lead tours, staff special events and work in the gardens. Come learn the cemetery’s rich history and share with others.

Volunteers staffing an event at Forest Home Cemetery