Free, self-guided theme tours through Graceland Cemetery can focus on Chicago’s great architects and their influence, the city’s turbulent history, its powerful and inventive citizens, or the Cemetery’s natural beauty. A road map is available at the Graceland office, near the historic entrance.
Tour Groups must register in advance for approval of their visits and must sign in at the Cemetery Office upon arrival. Tour buses and other large vehicles are not allowed to enter or to be driven into the Cemetery. Click here for additional rules and our tour group registration form.
**Tour Season runs from April 1st thru November 30th**
While Graceland does not conduct tours, other organizations do offer informational tours, for individual or group exploration, among them:
The Chicago Architecture Foundation
The Foundation sponsors group tours of the Cemetery in the fall. For information, phone (312) 922-TOUR (922-8687), or click here – architecture.org.
One of the most popular self-guided tours is the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s “A Walk Through Graceland Cemetery,” written by Barbara Lanctot with photographs by Anne Evans. The book, in its 8th printing, is available for purchase at the Graceland office for $10.00 or from the Chicago Architecture Foundation at 224 South Michigan Avenue.
The Chicago History Museum
For more information on individual and group tours, phone (312) 642-4600 or click here. – chicagohistory.org.