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Beautiful and historic place!

I would like to commend Oak Woods Cemetery and their staff on their professionalism during the... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
William S
Beautiful home of Chicago history

Oak Woods Cemetery is one of the largest and oldest cemeteries in Chicago. The historical figures... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
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3 Jun 2018
“Beautiful and historic place!”
30 May 2018
“Beautiful home of Chicago history”
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

I would like to commend Oak Woods Cemetery and their staff on their professionalism during the difficult process of burying my father. I worked with Kimlianne (Kim) Washington and over the couple of days of planning; she was not only professional and knowledgeable, but personable...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Oak Woods Cemetery is one of the largest and oldest cemeteries in Chicago. The historical figures resting here are almost impossible to count. The monuments, the lakes, and the landscaping are just breath-taking. The office staff is very friendly and they have a hand-out to...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Visited this beautiful old cemetery today. The cemetery is well maintained and has a tranquil feel about it. Visiting some of the old headstones helps one soak up the history off the place.

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Reviewed 21 April 2017

My grandparents, great grandmother and aunts and uncle and my parents are all buried there. This is a very historical cemetery for civil war issues. A great many Confederate POW are buried here. As are Union troops. Look it up on Wikipedia

1  Thank janecS1001XO
Reviewed 22 February 2016

This was our second visit to Oak Woods Cemetery at 67th and Greenwood in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. We were on a Civil War adventure on the first occasion and overlooked so much of what makes Oak Woods every bit...More

2  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 14 May 2015

George Levy's book, To Die in Chicago, tells a grim story of what it was like to be interred in Camp Douglas during the American Civil War. The history channel's 80 Acres of Hell tell's Levy's story and probably has likely resulted many side trips...More

2  Thank Danda0624
Reviewed 30 October 2014

Since I have a great interest in the history of the Civil War, and I live in Chicago, I am often asked about Camp Douglas, the Union Army's infamous prison of war camp where thousands of Confederates died from 1863 to 1865. Unlike Andersonville, the...More

4  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 26 August 2014

The property is very beautiful, the grounds are well kept, but the staff is a great disappointment. They will attempt to take advantage of you at your most vulnerable time. They have a very nasty attitude if they are not making enough of a commission...More

3  Thank K H
Reviewed 16 October 2013

JMJ I recommend this Cemetery to everyone!. The beauty in changing seasons is worth the trip but the Confederate Soldiers graves and Memorial are a MUST for Civil War buffs. Do a little historical reading on the prisoners of war camps in Chicago during the...More

3  Thank mother15
Reviewed 12 January 2012

Oak woods staff were more helpful in person than by mail. We visited there as a genealogy research trip. Answered some questions. Like all old cemeteries, it has been plagued by deterioration and vandalism. Harold Washington, Jesse Owens buried here. Do not come here alone....More

5  Thank skibran
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