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Bohemian National Cemetery

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Visited during a tour, both beautiful and historical

I visited this cemetery during a flashlight tour. Our guide volunteers all his time here and is... read more

Reviewed December 8, 2018
Chicago, Illinois
Well worth a visit

This cemetery has more victims of the Eastland disaster than any place in Chicago, and has one of... read more

Reviewed February 13, 2017
Chicago, Illinois
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Dec 8, 2018
“Visited during a tour, both beautiful and historical”
Feb 13, 2017
“Well worth a visit”
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5255 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60630-1775
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Reviewed December 8, 2018

I visited this cemetery during a flashlight tour. Our guide volunteers all his time here and is extremely respectful to those buried here as well as the families of the dead. He taught us a lot about the types of monuments and headstones, the history...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

This cemetery has more victims of the Eastland disaster than any place in Chicago, and has one of the finest collections of funerary art in the country. The gatehouse, which contains the restrooms, has landmark status, and wouldn't be a bad place for a wedding...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Prestinna
Reviewed August 10, 2016

This is a cemetery rich in history. A cemetery for free thinkers, Memorial to the Eastland Disaster and so much more. Staff is very nice at the cemetery. I have 2 relatives buried so long ago they are still on the paper books and not...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

With two generations of family laid to rest at Bohemian National , I've been coming here for well more than 1/2 a century. It's like a step back in time. Even if one has no family here, it's a fascinating place to visit. The statuary,...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank RICART75
Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

When the cemetery was founded in 1877, it was outside the city limits. Established by Czech Freethinkers (ie atheists) there are few religious tombstones. It has one of the few crematoriums still operating in Chicago. Check in at the office to see if there is...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank K F
Reviewed March 5, 2015

I believe that this is one of the older cemeteries in the city, and as you walk among the tombstones, you will find some very old ones. It is very peaceful and well-kept.

Date of experience: October 2014
2  Thank Allen21096
Reviewed December 3, 2012

The cemetery is gorgeous. One of the staff at the cemetery should be avoided at all costs. Quite frankly, she is the meanest person I have ever run across at a cemetery. If you have to go to the cemetery office, head for the far...More

Date of experience: November 2012
7  Thank Hvozdec
Reviewed November 18, 2011

I have relatives buried here so have been visiting this cemetery since I was a little girl. I was always fascinated by the beautiful green house and conservatory though that is no longer available. Since visiting the Czech Republic I am reminded of the castles...More

Date of experience: March 2011
2  Thank set2go52
Reviewed November 12, 2008

This cemetery was supposedly founded back in the 1870's because an Irish priest refused to bury some Czechs. It is beautiful and unusual, with a gate resembling a Bohemian castle. Highlight are the mausoleum of Chicago mayor Anton Cermak, killed by a bullet intended for...More

3  Thank JohnTheBear
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