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Oak Woods Cemetery is the final resting place of thousands of confederate soldiers—in the impressive Confederate Mound—as well as some of the most important African Americans who fought for Civil Rights. Explore Oak Woods and learn the stories behind the people who have forever changed history.

1.5 Hours
$15 public
FREE for CAF members
1035 E. 67th St., by the S. Greenwood Ave. gate

Buried at Oak Woods cemetery, under an impressive monument, are thousands of confederate soldiers who died at Camp Douglas, a prisoner of war camp in Chicago during the Civil War. Also buried at Oak Woods are some of the most important African Americans in the fight for civil rights from the end of the war to the present day.

This tour is the companion tour to Civil War and Chicago's Role: Rosehill 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 to Civil Rights at Oak Woods Cemetery Tours