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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
$30 Public
$10 Basic Members
Free for Deco Members and above
Main gate entrance at intersection of Clark St. & Irving Park Rd. 4001 N Clark St.
Premier tour*

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.

  • Many tours sell out. To guarantee your space advance reservations are strongly recommended.
  • Your safety is our priority. The itinerary of this tour may be altered in accordance with health and safety policies and considerations.
  • Street parking is available on Clark St. and Irving Park Rd. Parking not permitted inside the cemetery except on Cubs game days.
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour. View the CAC's hours.

*Premier tours are free for Deco members and above. Learn about our membership levels.

Upcoming Graceland Cemetery: Women of Influence Tours