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Bohemian National Cemetery

5255 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60630-1775
+1 773-539-8442
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Well worth a visit

This cemetery has more victims of the Eastland disaster than any place in Chicago, and has one of... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Chicago, Illinois
Beautiful and historical!

This is a cemetery rich in history. A cemetery for free thinkers, Memorial to the Eastland... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2016
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13 Feb 2017
“Well worth a visit”
10 Aug 2016
“Beautiful and historical!”
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5255 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60630-1775
+1 773-539-8442
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

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...More

Thank Prestinna
Reviewed 11 August 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...More

Thank midwest4
Reviewed 23 July 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,...More

Thank RICART75
Reviewed 21 May 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...More

Thank K F
Reviewed 6 March 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.

2  Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 3 December 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...More

7  Thank Hvozdec
Reviewed 19 November 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...More

2  Thank set2go52
Reviewed 13 November 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...More

2  Thank JohnTheBear
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