Area Events and Activities

Places of Interest

Forest Home Cemetery
(est. 1850) – Milwaukee, WI – 10 miles away
Resting place of nearly 1,000 Union veterans, including two GAR Commander-in-Chiefs, as well as numerous political leaders, industrialists and pioneering women.

Kenosha Civil War Museum (est. 2008) – Kenosha, WI – 30 miles away
Focusing on the Midwest’s role in the Civil War, using a combination of state of the art interactive and static displays.

Wisconsin Veterans Museum (est. 1990)  – Madison, WI – 70 miles away
Focusing on Wisconsin’s contribution to the U.S. Armed Forces, including a large permanent display of GAR memorabilia, owned by GAR CinC Augustus Wiessert.  The museum houses and preserves the Wisconsin regimental battle flags, displaying one each month.

Major Area Events & Activities of Interest

to the National Encampment:

the National Encampment: