Prairie Home Cemetery

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605 S. Prairie Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186
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Saturday & Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Prairie Home Cemetery has a rich history in the Waukesha, Wisconsin region dating back to the mid-1800s. The first time the Prairie Home Cemetery land had been officially used for burial purposes was in 1849. Although there has been evidence to suggest that burials were done as early as 1841 and 1835.

Prairie Home Cemetery offers a great deal of history from founding members of the city, musicians, artists, formers mayors and governors who have been laid to rest.

Tour Information:

Self-guided tours (10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) and hayride tours (Noon - 4:00 p.m.) offered – booklets are available in the Cemetery building and at City Hall headquarters. The Friends of Prairie Home Cemetery will have people throughout the cemetery in period dress to give facts and information about the history of the cemetery.


This location is kid-friendly.

Photography and Filming Permissions:

During this event, photography and filming are allowed.


This location is accessible.

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Metro Bus Access:

Free Waukesha Metro Bus rides Saturday, October 9th and Sunday October 10th.
Route 5/6 Saturday Schedule | Route 5/6 Sunday Schedule

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