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Rosehill Cemetery

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Address: 5800 North Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60660
Phone Number: 773 561 5940
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Quiet Contemplation

My wife likes to go to cemeteries and other places of worship/remembrance and I sometimes tag along. We went to Rosehill this last weekend and walked around the cemetery. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My wife likes to go to cemeteries and other places of worship/remembrance and I sometimes tag along. We went to Rosehill this last weekend and walked around the cemetery. The cemetery is a decent sized cemetery for being in Chicago proper. However, that is one thing you will always be aware of while in the cemetery, that you are in... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This was an unexpected delight...sounds odd for a visit to a cemetery. We were out for a walk and decided to walk within Rosehill, entering off of Bowmanville Avenue. I mention that because, had we entered through the main gate off of Ravenswood Avenue, we might have learned that the cemetery provides two self-guided tour descriptions. The first tour maps... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

If you like history, sculpture, beautiful old trees, and peaceful surroundings............this is the place. At the time it was built, 1859, Rosehill was well outside the city limits. The limestone gatehouse featured in the above photo may look familiar to you. It was designed by William W. Boyington, the same architect who designed the Chicago Water Tower and Pumping Station.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Well, This cemetery has a lot a history and beautiful stones. I love the feeling of this place. I love to walk in this place; is clean, very peaceful and quiet (ha-ha) Get a tourist book and do a little tour of the famous people whom are resting here. If you want a nice view go across Peterson Av at... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

Be sure to make your first stop the Dignity Memorial Building to ask for a map -- this cemetery is *huge* and the map is very helpful. Call to see if the FREE tours of Rosehill Cemetery at 10am on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays each month are happening -- these are a great, guided way to tour this very... More 

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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

This cemetery is not to be missed for amazing architectural details. The Egyptian revival crypt of Darius Miller is worth viewing. Patina green doors and a large winged scarab over the door. The most incredible views are inside the mausoleum with stained glass windows in the roof letting in light. Old crypts with individual stained glass windows that are stunning.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

Everyone who is anyone is buried there. Also really cool grave markers. When you leave there you should go to Mary's Burgers in Andersonville.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

Check out the Masoleum and the ornate final resting places of John G. Shedd, Montogomery Ward and Ricahrd Sears

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Rochester, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

just needed to get a nice walk in and strolled the cemetary

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2008

This is one of the oldest extant cemeteries in Chicago and is very large. It includes the graves of a large number of famous people including one US Vice-President. The gatehouse was designed by the architect of the Chicago Water Tower and Pumping Station in a similar castellated style and dates from before the Fire. Grounds are very lovely with... More 

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