Great City, Great Cemeteries

Fun Places to Visit, But I Wouldn't Want to Live There

Any city worth its salt has great cemeteries, and Chicago is no exception. This city is blessed with many cemeteries and each seems to have its own interest, whether it be monuments to thousands of Southern Civil War dead (how did they get this far north I wondered, at first), fascinating carvings, or unusual monument carvings.

 

 

Graceland

Graceland Cemetery and Chapel Crematorium
4001 North Clark
Chicago, IL 60613
773-525-1105

 

Rosehill

Rosehill Cemetery & Mausoleum
5800 N. Ravenswood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660
773-561-5940

Oak Woods

Oak Woods Mausoleum and Columbarium
1035 E. 67th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
773-288-3800

 

Forest Home

Forest Home Cemetery Inc.
863 Des Plaines Avenue
Forest Park, IL 60130
708-366-1900

National Bohemian

Bohemian National Cemetery
5255 N. Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL 60630
773-539-8442

 

St. Boniface

St. Boniface Cemetery
4901 N. Clark
Chicago, IL
773-561-2790

Concordia

Concordia Cemetery
7900 Madison
Forest Park, IL 60130
708-366-0017

 

Calvary

301 Chicago, IL 606 Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202
847-864-3050

Other Cemeteries:

St. Adalberts Cemetery
6800 N. Milwaukee (near Devon)
Niles, IL
847-647-9845

Mount Olive Cemetery & Mausoleum
3800 N. Narragansett Avenue
Chicago, IL 60634
773-286-3770
800-404-0466

St. Casimir Cemetery
4401 West 111th
Chicago, IL
773-239-4422

Join with me as we visit some of the most interesting places devoted to eternal rest.

For those who have enjoyed this virtual tour of Chicago Cemeteries, there is a web site devoted to more detail and even more cemeteries. Visit the Graveyards of Chicago page. This site is visual proof that I am not the only person fascinated with visiting cemeteries. It has great pictures from many cemeteries and great links to other cemetery sites. Check it out. Click here for other cemetery links.

 

A Virtual Tour of Chicago's Cemeteries
© 2002 Joe Kelley