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During Chicago’s period of growth in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, women played a hugely influential role by participating in the Underground Railroad, exhibiting the first Modern Art paintings, creating the juvenile justice system and even foiling a plot to kill President Lincoln. This tour celebrates the achievements of women in Chicago’s early history.

2 Hours
Clark St. and Irving Park Rd., inside the gate

The women you will learn about on this tour brought wealth and status, intelligence and energy, and a passion for ideas to build a better urban environment for all citizens. This tour also illustrates the influence of women on some of the city's most significant architecture, including buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe and H.H. Richardson.

  • Street parking is available on Clark St. and Irving Park Rd. Parking not permitted inside the cemetery except on Cubs game days.
  • 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.

Upcoming Graceland Cemetery: Women of Influence Tours

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