Bohemian National Cemetery was established by members of the city’s Czech community in 1877. Originally, they purchased 50 acres of land to establish their own burial grounds after a Czech Catholic woman was denied burial at other cemeteries in the area, reportedly, because she never made a final confession. Through the years the cemetery has sprawled to 126-acres and houses a rare glass-fronted columbarium specifically dedicated to Chicago Cubs fans and even includes a stained glass image of Wrigley Fields’ scoreboard. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006, the cemetery also features ornate artisan-designed elements, magnificent mausoleums, and emblematic treestone grave markers. Unearth the tales told in stone here after the gates are locked.
Bring your own flashlight or headlamp.
Saturday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. | Enter through the service drive at 5255 North Pulaski Road