Graceland Cemetery

Graceland Cemetery

4001 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60613

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Phone: 773-525-1105

Hours:
Daily 8am-4:30pm
Type:
Historic Sites, Sightseeing

10BEST Says

Sightseeing, Historic Sites: Cemetery hours don't allow guests to verify whether a green-eyed ghoul really howls at the moon. The story of the statue of six-year old Inez Clark disappearing during storms also remains a legend, but a walk through the historical 1860 graveyard during the day is still a worthwhile experience. Inexpensive maps and guides are offered to help visitors identify famous gravesites including the father of skyscrapers and modern masters. The resting place is also home to many of the city's most popular public figures, baseball and boxing greats, merchants and inventors. The grounds were designed in 1861 by prominent landscape architect H.W.S. Cleveland with the intent to create a park-like ambiance. Another landscape architect, Ossian Simonds, added to the plan by using native plants to create the cemetery's pastoral landscape, making the "Cemetery of Architects" one of the most beautiful places in Chicago to visit.


Insider Tips

Local Expert Says:

Sightseeing: "As with a visit to almost any cemetery, pets are not allowed on the grounds."

Best for Sightseeing Because: Known as the "Cemetery of Architects," Graceland is the final resting place of some of Chicago's most famous public figures, including the father of skyscrapers.

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