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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
$30 public (includes CAC admission)
Free for CAC members
Inside cemetery entrance gate, 5800 N. Ravenswood Ave.

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.

  • Advance reservations required.
  • Your safety is our priority. The itinerary of this tour may be altered in accordance with health and safety policies and considerations.
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour. View the CAC's hours.

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