Garden of the Dead Walking Tour
Chicago’s early dead were trafficked into and out of its first municipal graveyard, the Chicago City Cemetery. Pamela Bannos of the Hidden Truths project shares stories of grave robbers, improper burials, and the confusion that led to the creation of Lincoln Park. Before midnight strikes, explore the gone-but-not-forgotten-history buried in the Museum’s backyard. Meet at the Chicago History Museum. Bring your own headlamp or flashlight. Tours run 1.5–2hours
When & Where
- Meets at Chicago History Museum
- Approx 90 mins. ~1 mile.
General admission is free for Illinois residents on Tuesday evenings; purchase a ticket to History Happy Hour to enhance your experience.
Join us, raise a glass, and learn more about this city you love!
Must be 21+ to purchase a ticket to History Happy Hour. Ticket includes two complimentary drinks, and Museum admission.
Old Town is home to some of the city’s most storied watering holes, such as Marge’s Still and Corcoran’s Grill & Pub. Join CHM assistant curator Julius L. Jones as he leads this walking tour of the neighborhood’s oldest taverns and bars. Participants must be 21+ and able to walk 1 mile total. Beverages are not included. Meet at the Chicago History Museum.
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*Please select the date you would like to attend and disregard the time listed. Your reservation will be honored at any time during the Museum’s opening hours of the date you select, Saturday: 9:30am-4:30pm and Sunday: 12:00-5:00pm.