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Rosehill Cemetery

5800 North Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60660
773 561 5940
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Ranked #156 of 367 Attractions in Chicago
Type: Cemeteries
Traveler Description: Very large and very old cemetery located in the far northern portion of the city.  Many graves of famous people. more »
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
24 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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299 reviews 299 reviews
66 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
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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85 reviews 85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
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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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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chicago
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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182 attraction reviews
385 helpful votes 385 helpful votes
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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