You’re welcome to explore Forest Home Cemetery & Arboretum on your own. You’re more likely to have a more enjoyable experience with a little bit of guidance. Our interactive map will help you find sites that may be of interest to you.

Popular burial sites

Self-guided tours available

Beer Barons

Milwaukee was made famous by the brewing industry during the 1800s and early 1900s. A popular stop in this tour is Beer Baron’s Corner, where Schlitz, Blatz, and Pabst monuments are all near one another.

Angel statues at Forest Home Cemetery


Several of Milwaukee’s leading industrialists call Forest Home Cemetery & Arboretum home. From Lynde and Harry Bradley of Allen-Bradley Company to Edward P. Allis of Allis-Chalmers Corporation, each trailblazer has an interesting story to tell.

Angel statue at Forest Home Cemetery

Artists & Artisans

For decades, artists and artisans have impacted Milwaukee’s culture and experience. From sculptors to the legendary acting couple Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne and influential art collectors, you’ll find many graves of interest at Forest Home Cemetery & Arboretum.

Military Heroes

Forest Home Cemetery & Arboretum is honored to be the burial site of many military heroes including one of Alexander Hamilton’s grandsons, Lt. Col. Charles Hamilton.

Becker memorial headstone

Milwaukee Mayors

When you find the graves of many of Milwaukee’s 26 mayors, you’ll not only see mayors but also two of Milwaukee’s founders. You may recognize their names by the city streets named for them: Kilbourn and Walker.

Remarkable Women

The first female physician in Wisconsin. Co-founder of a local non-profit. Educators. Leading suffragists. These are just a few of the women of Milwaukee’s history who did amazing things!

William T. Green memorial headstone

Black Leaders

Forest Home Cemetery & Arboretum is the burial site of some of Milwaukee’s famous black leaders, civil rights activists, and suffrage rights leaders.

Check out our map to find more sites of interest!

An accredited arboretum

Walk among the trees

Forest Home Cemetery & Arboretum is home to more than 2,600 trees representing over 100 species. The self-guided tree tour provides a colorful sampling of our remarkable tree collection. Each tree is tagged with a silver disk and its own unique number.

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Photo of a private tour at Forest Home Cemetery

Private Tours

Want to understand Milwaukee’s role in the Civil War? Or do you want to learn about some of Milwaukee’s most influential residents? Book a guided tour with one of our engaging guides.

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Public Tours are available at Forest Home Cemetery

Public Tours

From “Milwaukee’s History” to “Not so Famous, but Interesting People,” we offer a variety of public tours from June through September. Advanced registration is required as space is limited.

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