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Hear the stories of the heroes, villains and ordinary citizens on this visit to Rosehill Cemetery. Learn about men who were instrumental in the nomination of Lincoln, discover the role of newspaper editors in this struggle and see how women contributed to the war effort.

2 Hours
5800 N. Ravenswood Ave., inside entrance gate

View the impressive monuments that reflect the fighting and politics of the time. A visit to Rosehill Cemetery is an opportunity to learn about the important role Chicago and Illinois played in the political and military battles of the Civil War.

This tour is the companion tour to Civil War to Civil Rights: Oak Woods Cemetery, but can be taken in any sequence.

Note: Although it's not required, we recommend making reservations in advance for this tour.

Upcoming Civil War and Chicago's Role: Rosehill Cemetery Tours

Scheduled departures for this tour will return next season. To be notified when tickets for our next tour season go on sale, email