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As we explore a venerable section of Graceland Cemetery, we’ll discuss the meanings of and changes to gravestone symbols and shapes, from Victorian times to the present day. We’ll see a variety of obelisks and mausoleums, as well as distinctive memorials for a fallen fireman, a blind man and a little girl, as well as those of several famous Chicagoans. We’ll also encounter ledger and cradle grave markers and other noteworthy resting places.

Duration
2 Hours
Price
$30 public (includes CAC admission)
Free for CAC members
Meet
Inside cemetery gate, 4001 N. Clark St.
Notes:
  • 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 Graceland Cemetery: Symbols in Stone Tours