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Bohemian National Cemetery

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Address: 5255 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60630-1775
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+1 773-539-8442
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 reception! The columbarium (with crematorium underneath) is reminiscent of Monticello, and is interesting for its... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 in the computer system yet. My mother and me purchased a head stone for a... More 

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Peru, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles 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, intricate tombstones, and moving memorials are of a different era. More like old easrern Europe,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 a caretaker to show you the chapel. Most easily visited by car (it's that large)... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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3 of 5 bubbles 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 left hand side of the counter and the office staff there.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 there when I enter in through the gate here. It is interesting to read the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 Roosevelt; the lovely "Mother" statue and the eerie "Pilgrim"; the large chapel (used in an... More 

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