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Forest Hill Cemetery

1 Speedway Rd, Madison, WI 53705-3715
+1 608-266-4720
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Confederate Rest: a beautiful somber place

Confederate Rest is contained within Forest Hill Cemetery and is right next to a similar plot for... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2016
KatieKin
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
great school field trips

The cemetery hosts historical reenactments in the fall that are educational and engaging. The paths... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
Corey V
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22 Nov 2016
“Confederate Rest: a beautiful somber place”
24 Aug 2016
“great school field trips”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Speedway Rd, Madison, WI 53705-3715
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+1 608-266-4720
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

Confederate Rest is contained within Forest Hill Cemetery and is right next to a similar plot for Union soldiers. It is the northernmost Confederate cemetery in the US. It's hard to think that so many young men from the south were brought to Camp Randall...More

Thank KatieKin
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

The cemetery hosts historical reenactments in the fall that are educational and engaging. The paths and plots are well taken care of and have great depth of Madison history all around.

Thank Corey V
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

I never miss a visit to this cemetery when I'm in town. A few of my former teachers from my time as a student at UW are buried here and it's always such a thoughtful time to walk these beautiful, landscaped areas and remember some...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2016

It is a beautiful and historic cemetery. Beautiful monuments. Many of the cities founders were laid to rest here.

Thank spike706
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

Every year we take our 7th grade students for the civil war reenactments. It has great history of Madison and the civil war up to world war two. Great walking paths and layout.

Thank Corey V
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Reviewed 17 November 2015

Visit and see Union Rest, Confederate Rest and dozens of great historical figures. My wife and I served as docents for the Wisconsin Veterans Museum's Talking Spirits tour. Come on Memorial Day and see ceremonies at Soldiers Rest, Confederate Rest and Union Rest.

Thank John A
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

Not only are my parents buried here, but my sister, brother-in-law, and I will also lay to rest here. It is well kept and very peaceful.

Thank DPL9187
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Reviewed 28 August 2015

For those who enjoy the melancholy pleasure of strolling in graveyards, this is a good one. Many of the graves date back a century or more, there is a special place for Confederate soldiers who died while being prisoners of war in Madison. Mature trees...More

Thank Moyshekapoyer
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Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

I walk here frequently because I'm drawn to the beauty, history and diversity of cultures. In this cemetery is the only area set aside for Confederate Soldiers. There are areas for all cultures, and the grave markers reflect the diversity of culture. This is a...More

Thank peggy b
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Reviewed 27 May 2015

This is a lovely cemetery with large trees and beautiful monuments. Many of the names will be familiar as there are University of Wisconsin buildings and Madison streets named after these men and women. The cemetery office is the old trolley stop across the street...More

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