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Graceland Cemetery & Crematorium, Chicago

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Contact: +1 773 525 1105
Open Hours: Mo to Su from 08:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Established in 1860, the Graceland Cemetery and Crematorium is Chicago's most famous cemetery and is on the National Registry of Historic Sites. Recall any important person in Chicago history, and chances are he or she is buried here. Notables whose final resting place is Graceland Cemetary include dept. store tycoon Marshall Field, architect Mies van der Rohe, and railroad inventor George Pullman. Some of the tombs, such as the Getty mausoleum designed by Louis Sullivan, are themselves works of art, complementing the lakes and statues. Take a tour offered by the Chicago Historical Society or by the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Do not expect to see any spooks, though. Ghost legends are few and far between, as Graceland stands as an anomaly in this most haunted city.