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Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee

#12 of 17 in Historic Sites in Milwaukee
Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Landmark
Forest Home Cemetery is a historic rural cemetery located in the Lincoln Village neighborhood of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is the final resting place of many of the city's famed beer barons, politicians and social elite. Both the cemetery and its Landmark Chapel are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and were declared a Milwaukee Landmark in 1973.

The cemetery is run by a non-profit organization held in public trust. Profits from each sale are reinvested to insure continual care of the buildings and land. Its Victorian landscape contains over 300 species of trees, along with many ornate statues, crypts and monuments.
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  • You could call this the beer cemetery, as many of Milwaukee's first brewers (and their families) are buried here. Not surprisingly, some of the markers are full on mausoleums.  more »
  • The grounds were well-maintained. I stopped in the building at the entrance to get a map. Lots of good Frank Lloyd Wright furnishings inside. The map/brochure did a great job with a short list of....  more »
  • Easily the largest graveyard I have ever come across in my lifetime thus far. Full of both local, regional, and even some national and international historical figures. There are a lot of sculptures and monuments worth visiting as well. I got lost here the first time I visited, wow~!
  • Great cemetery with some amazing gems of sculpture

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