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“History Abounds” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Forest Home Cemetery

Forest Home Cemetery
863 Des Plaines Avenue, Forest Park, IL 60130
708 366 1900
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“History Abounds”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We went to Forest Home with our Cub Scout pack and had a guide from the historical society with us telling us all the cool things that happned here and about some of the folks who are buried here. I don't think I would have enjoyed it as much if we hadn't had our guide, but it's an interesting place to walk around.

Visited October 2013
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Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
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“Lots of history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Some of my relatives are buried in this cemetery, so I visit from time to time. There is a lot of history to be seen through the grave markers. It's deteriorated throughout the years though.

Visited April 2013
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chicago
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“do not want to”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

this is not a place that i would say is a great place to visit. food none, seatin none, wait staff none, just a lot of rest

Visited November 2011
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Forest Home Cemetery offers a uniquely varied look at History.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

In 1876, Forest Home Cemetery was established to provide more burial space for the growing population of Chicago. In addition to notable graves and sections, such as Haymarket Martyrs Monument, Billy Sunday, the United Ancient Order of Druids, and Gypsies (Romany People), it is the burial site of Native Americans, settlers, and community leaders. It is not uncommon for arrowheads to find their way to the earth's surface there. An excellent time to visit is in October when the Oak Park-River Forest Historical Society (fee) features a series of programs at the Cemetery.

Visited October 2011
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