Forest Home Cemetery: Beer Barons Tour


Saturday, October 14, 10:30am-noon. Meets at Forest Home Cemetery offices (enter gate 26th and Forest Home Ave.)
$7, tickets must be bought in advance:
This is a chance to take a lovely autumn guided tour and learn some Milwaukee history. Tickets are limited to 30, last year’s tour SOLD OUT, so by tickets now!

Milwaukee was made famous by the brewing industry during the 1800s and early 1900s. This tour visits the gravesites of all the major brewers and briefly reviews the role of the brewery in Milwaukee history.  Brewer such as Pabst, Schlitz, Blatz, Gettlemen, Graff, Bills, Falk and many other lesser known brewers are covered in this very popular tour. If you have hoisted a beer or two this tour is for you.

Tour guide Robert Giese is a Milwaukee history buff who has given tours with Historic Milwaukee for a number of years. He has written extensively about Milwaukee’s brewing families, most of them at Forest Home, and developed the Beer Barons tour as an extension of his research. Bob has also developed a tour on Famous Milwaukeeans who helped create the industrial past and shaped Milwaukee industry and culture for the past 175 years. His Mayors tour is one of our newer tours. Forest Home Cemetery is final resting place to 27 of Milwaukee’s 44 mayors.

You can find a listing of our other Saturday activities and conference tickets here: 


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