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Historic Cemetery Walk

Your Historical Society will be hosting guided tours of the Fort Sheridan National Cemetery on  Friday, June 3.

 

Small group tours will be led by docents beginning at 10 AM.  Each tour will last about 1 hour.  Tours involve walking on uneven, grassy surfaces through the cemetery.

Tour times are:

10:00 AM

11:15 AM

12:30 PM

1:45 PM

3:00 PM

Did you Know...

The cemetery includes 9 German POWs as well as a number of soldiers who were at Little Big Horn?

Tickets are available ONLY through this website by clicking the button below. Tickets for each tour will be limited to keep tour groups small, so we recommend purchasing sooner rather than later.  Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for students ages 6-17.  There is no charge for children under 6.

Proper respect for this cemetery will be required throughout the tours.

Directions to the Cemetery are available during ticket purchase.

 

Parking for this event will be at the adjacent Army Reserve Center (look for signs along Sheridan Road).  Forest Preserve Trailhead parking areas will NOT be used for this event to allow those hikers a place to park that day.

The Society

The Fort Sheridan Historical Society was formed to honor, support, educate about, and promote the Fort and its history from the late 1880’s to present.

Our goal is to provide useful information about the Fort and its history to former and current residents and those interested in the history of the Fort and the North Shore.   Click here for more information about the Society.

Please explore this site to find much more information about the Fort, its history, and how to best plan and enjoy a visit to the Fort.  To encourage further research and sharing of Fort information, please support the Society by Joining.

Fort Sheridan Cemetery

Events

 

Want to know more about the National Cemetery at the Fort?  you can find excerpts from the publication (1996) Fort Sheridan Cemetery here.

  • Cemetery Tour - Our historic cemetery has many interesting aspects.  We're planning a walking tour of the Fort Sheridan National Cemetery this June 3, with reservations and tickets available ONLY through this website.

  • Thanks to all who helped us celebrate the Fort's 135th birthday on March 3 at our flagpole!

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What 's New on the Site??

Maps, that's what.  Navigate over to our Articles and Maps page and spend some time with the various maps you'll find there.  Everything from maps of the base the Army produced to a series of 8 maps of the Fort area from the USGS dating from 1928 to current to see how things have changed.  Enjoy!

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