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Graceland Cemetery

4001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613-1992
+1 773-525-1105
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Historic Chicago

Anyone interested in the history of Chicago should visit. Many of the movers and shakers of the... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
JerimiahVista_CA
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Vista, CA
A great walk

I love walking in Graceland. It's beautiful and basically an arboretum. The setting is peaceful and... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Emily L
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4001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613-1992
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Anyone interested in the history of Chicago should visit. Many of the movers and shakers of the city are buried here, some in impressive strucures. Some of the famous are Potter Palmer, George Pullman and Ernie Bankss. There are free docent tours.

Thank JerimiahVista_CA
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

I love walking in Graceland. It's beautiful and basically an arboretum. The setting is peaceful and pretty. Additionally, it's Chicago history. Each grave is a "name" of the city. Really amazing to see their graves and see how many are there. Beautiful walk in a...More

Thank Emily L
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

We spent a pleasant half hour or so exploring a small part of this serene link to Chicago’s past. At the north end a pond is surrounded by gravestones of many who have made notable contributions to Chicago, and several of those are architects. Their...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

This tour of Graceland Cemetery could not have been better. So much of Chicago history is contained within its walls. From the Marshall Field family to George Pullman to Daniel Burnham and scores of others. I have been studying Chicago history for many years, and...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

I was worried that visiting here would be macabre or existentially troubling, but it was really peaceful and I had a great time exploring the cemetery. I visited during the winter, which was nice, but the wind really whips through the grounds so I'd aim...More

Thank Brian F
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

This large Victorian cemetery is located on the north side of Chicago, just north of Wrigley Field. It was established in 1860. Some of the notable burials in the cemetery are David Adler (architect), Philip Danforth Armour (meat packing baron), Ernie Banks (famous Chicago Cub),...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2017

In bygone days, people went for walks in cemeteries. Graceland is a cemetery that is the final resting place of famous Chicagoans. It is a beautiful place to explore Chicago's history. There is a map of the cemetery available at the entrance and tours can...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2017

I visit here regularly to get away from the noise and chaos of the city. It is a great place for walkers and many use the cemetery as a walking trail. For Taphophiles, this cemetery ranks with Highgate in London or Pere Lachaise in Paris...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Graceland offers insight to Chicago's unique history through the lives and deaths of local entrepreneurs, celebrities and leaders. Tours such as the Chicago Architecture Foundation tour point out the intricacies of the cemetery as well as share the story of early Chicago.

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Reviewed 27 March 2017

This is one of the most beautiful cemeteries I have ever visited. Lots of curious tombs and important people buried here. Lots of folklore and legends also, including the girl in the glass case who, allegedly, moves. It is a very tranquil place, peaceful and...More

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