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Hidden Stories at Graceland Cemetery

historische wandeling

Hidden Stories at Graceland Cemetery

5 recensies
Duur
1.5 uur
Groepsgrootte
Maximaal 15 personen
Gegeven in het
Engels
historische wandeling

Hidden Stories at Graceland Cemetery

historische wandeling

Hidden Stories at Graceland Cemetery

5 recensies
Duur
1.5 uur
Groepsgrootte
Maximaal 15 personen
Gegeven in het
Engels

Wat je gaat doen

Meet at Graceland's historic entrance for an in-depth tour of the most fascinating stories and monuments at the cemetery, presenting a unique view of Chicago (and American) history. Stories in the cemetery go far beyond the industrialists and "movers and shakers" who ended up with streets named after them. Though the tour will of course include the famous "Inez" and "Eternal Silence" statues, I’ll focus on lesser-known but equally interesting tales, some of which have never been published. Though the route can vary from tour to tour, some of the stories here include Underground Railroad workers, a woman who funded the research behind the first birth control pill, a detective murdered by Jesse James, America's first known female spy, a man whose cause of death was listed as "brutality of policeman," a reporter who saw Einstein naked, and more. The stories will be endlessly fascinating and often hilarious.

Je verhuurder

Adam

Adam

Hi. I’m Adam, a member of the Atlas Obscura community. I'm the author of Mysterious Chicago, The Smart Aleck's Guide to American History, and HH Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil, and was chosen by Graceland Cemetery to research and write their upcoming "Who's Who" book. I appear regularly on the History, Travel and Discovery channels, and have worked as a tour guide in Chicago and New York for fifteen years. My research on people connected to the cemetery has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, and others.

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Deze ervaring wordt aangeboden door een lid van de community van Atlas Obscura en is geselecteerd door Atlas Obscura.

Atlas Obscura werd opgericht in 2009 en is een wereldwijde community van reizigers, die samen een uitgebreide database hebben aangelegd met de meest wonderbaarlijke plekken en het wonderlijkste eten ter wereld. Leden van de community organiseren ook hun eigen ervaringen en bieden speciale toegang tot de verborgen plekken en lokale en gastronomische wonderen van de wereld.

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Waar je naartoe gaat

Founded in 1860, Graceland Cemetery is one of Chicago's oldest and most historic cemeteries. The founder, Thomas B. Bryan, was probably the only person who knew both Abraham Lincoln and HH Holmes. Though known best as the resting place of many noted architects, stories here go far deeper.

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Annuleer ten minste zeven dagen vóór de geplande begindatum van de ervaring of binnen 24 uur na aankoop om volledige restitutie te krijgen.

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The tour covers around a mile over the course of 75-90 minutes. Most of the walk will be on paved surfaces, but we will veer off the road and onto the grass at some points. Restrooms are available in the office before the tour, but, like most cemeteries, there are no restrooms available mid-tour.
Adam
Hidden Stories at Graceland Cemetery
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5 recensies
Vanaf $20/persoon