Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Forest Home Cemetery Tours

Tours are led by volunteers who can spin a good story

It's been awhile since I last wrote about Forest Home Cemetery but it continues to be in the news-this time with Huffington Post.  A writer talks about haunted sitings, and does a pretty thorough job of covering the history too, so it's worth a read.

There are still a couple of tours left before the leaves turn brilliant colors for fall, usually by mid October. This is one of my absolute favorite places to go in fall because of the variety of trees, and because of that I have written about it under my blog entry for historic fall tours.   You can download a map for self guided tours here. 
Just a sample of what you see in October

If you have not been there, put it on the list before snow falls. You can follow the cemetery on Facebook for up to date additions, but they have two more tours scheduled for September, and sometimes there are "haunted tours" available around Halloween.  I've just copied this from the main website.

Saturday, Sep. 12- Civil War History at 2 PM
Sunday, Sep 13- Milwaukee Beer Barons at 2 PM

All tours start under the awning of the Halls of History building.  Tours are free and guided by a number of knowledgeable story tellers/historians.  All of them donate their time, but they do accept donations.  Dress in comfortable shoes because you will be doing a bit of walking over uneven terrain.

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