An Oasis of Art, Architecture, and Landscape Design since 1860.




Please note the following updates at Graceland Cemetery during the COVID-19 outbreak:


  • Graceland is closely monitoring the situation both locally and nationally and taking steps to follow all CDC, local health department, and government guidelines and restrictions


  • Currently, all buildings on site at Graceland Cemetery are closed to the public until further notice (this includes the main office, visitor’s center, and chapel)


  • The gates are currently remaining open for regular fall/winter hours (please find the hours here)


  • Face-to-face appointments have been suspended and all communication will be conducted through phone and email


  • If you need assistance, please leave a detailed voicemail for us with your name, best phone number, email address, and descriptive message


  • If visiting the cemetery, groups need to remain no larger than 5 people, and social distancing guidelines of at least 6 feet apart must be observed


  • While closely monitoring the situation, please be advised that we may need to close the gates to the public at some point in the near future


Please check our website often, as we will keep you updated with the most recent information here.


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We thank you for your continued patience, understanding, and support during this unprecedented time.  The care of your loved one is of utmost importance to us and we aim to provide the best care within the restrictions and guidelines of our local health officials, government, and leadership. 


Please stay safe and well!





Graceland Cemetery is one of Chicago’s finest hidden treasures. On the North Side, amongst the everyday hustle and bustle, lies a serene yet vibrant park-like cemetery.

Located between two major Chicago cross streets, Clark & Irving Park, Graceland Cemetery is the final resting place to many prominent Chicago figures, including athletes, politicians, industrialists and many of the finest architects of the last century. Designed by visionary landscape architects, including O.C. Simonds, Graceland both serves as a glimpse into the past and a beautiful place for the future. Even with all of its 150 years of history, Graceland Cemetery is still an active cemetery and arboretum.

Graceland Cemetery is pleased to announce our new online burial search and tour feature.  We hope this will help anyone visiting Graceland, as well as those seeking genealogical information.

Please visit the following link to begin your search today:

**Burial search is not supported in Internet Explorer (IE).  Please use Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari in order to access the burial search information**