Graceland Cemetery and Arboretum

Graceland Cemetery and Arboretum


An oasis of art, architecture, and landscape design since 1860, Graceland Cemetery is one of Chicago’s finest hidden treasures. On the North Side, amongst the everyday hustle and bustle, lies a serene yet vibrant park-like cemetery. Located between two major Chicago cross streets, Clark & Irving Park, Graceland Cemetery is the final resting place to many prominent Chicago figures, including athletes, politicians, industrialists and many of the finest architects of the last century. Designed by visionary landscape architects, including O.C. Simonds, Graceland both serves as a glimpse into the past and a beautiful place for the future. Even with all of its 150 years of history, Graceland Cemetery is still an active cemetery and arboretum. Our approximately two hour, two mile walking tour will be led by professional guide, Albert Walavich. After the tour, we’ll travel to Max and Benny’s to enjoy a lunch of cole slaw, pickle, French fries, fountain drink, carrot cake, and your choice of turkey sandwich or corned beef sandwich. Please indicate your lunch choice at time of registration.

Trip includes transportation by Park District bus, walking tour, and lunch. Extensive walking and standing.

Registration Deadline is Mon, May 20, or until the program is full.

Age 50+
Location Chicago, IL
Day Tues, Jun. 4
Time 8:30am-2:45pm
Fee $36-R, $41-NR
Min/Max 6/14
Code 241701 F