Chicago’s cemeteries pack a whole lot of history, haunted architecture, and nature (Graceland Cemetery doubles as an arboretum with tree tours).
One of the city’s most prominent lakefront green spaces, Lincoln Park, actually started out as a cemetery. Just a short drive away, Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery, is what some folks claim is the most haunted graveyard in the nation—a site that its keepers have abandoned. The city’s largest cemetery, Rosehill, has haunting Victorian era icons and a protected nature preserve.
These sites are well worth a visit for their memorials and historical figures: former Chicago Mayor Harold Washington, early architect Daniel H. Burnham, Olympian Jesse Owens, the Haymarket martyr memorial and war memorials.
Here are a few of the most notable cemeteries in the Chicago area.Read More