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Address: 5800 North Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60660
Phone Number: 773 561 5940
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Chicago's largest cemetery

After visiting historic Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia, and Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., my wife and I became fascinated with visiting famous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2015
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois
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1,170 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

After visiting historic Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia, and Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., my wife and I became fascinated with visiting famous cemeteries...such as St. Michael's in Charleston, South Carolina, Mount Moriah in Deadwood, South Dakota, the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial and the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific i Honolulu, Boothill in Tombstone, Arizona, Oak Ridge in Springfield,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I was on my own on July Fourth and looking for something patriotic to do. This was perfect. Rosehill is the final resting spot for many Civil War Union soldiers, officers and families. I enjoyed an elegant stroll led by a CAF guide named Ellen S. who was knowledgeable, personable, able to answer almost any question or could direct you... More 

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Clayton, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This is one of the most peaceful and beautiful cemeteries ever. It has a rich history of Chicago within its walls from the Civil War to it's artist and sculptors. I go here often as my family is resting here.

1 Thank SoilDoctor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Nice cemetary,I like how the grass was well trimmed and cut,whoever take care of it and cuts it does a fantastic job

1 Thank Kenny S
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Joe K
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 

1 Thank JJH1764
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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 

2 Thank illinois travelere
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 

2 Thank Mike_008_13
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 

3 Thank Deborah M
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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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