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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
Meet
Clark St. and Irving Park Rd., inside the gate
Notes:
  • Although it's not required, we recommend making reservations in advance for this tour.
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour. View the CAC's hours.
  • This tour is available for private bookings. Contact groupsales@architecture.org for more information.

Upcoming Graceland Cemetery: Symbols in Stone Tours


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