Monday, September 7, 2009

Graceland Tours At Halloween

It's early to think Halloween, but tours have already started selling out, so don't get left behind. The Chicago History Museum is sponsoring tours of Graceland Cemetery, led by famed guide Al Walavich, on Saturday, October 24, Sunday, October 25, and Saturday, October 31, 10am-noon and 1-3pm. Celebrate Halloween on a fascinating tour through the graves of Graceland Cemetery, which include Marshall Field, Louis Sullivan, Potter and Bertha Palmer, and George Pullman. Tickets are $15 (10 for CHM members). Click here and choose "walking tours" to buy tickets.


  1. Just curious...does anyone know if there are ex-Cubs buried in Graceland, Wunder's or the Jewish cemetery out of a desire to be near the old "hunting ground (bunting ground)?"

  2. Ahh, Gayle, a reason for you to go on the tour! Google "William Hulbert" for an appetizer.

  3. One day when I am laid to rest in the plots I bought there I would hope you come to visit me too.......

  4. I'll visit your grave Barry. Here's a joke for ya....

    Mick and Sean had been drinking partners for many years.
    After having a couple of beers in a pub, Mick says to Sean,
    "We've been buddies for years and if I should die before you, could you do me a favor?
    Get a bottle of good whiskey and pour it over my grave, and let it soak into the soil I'm buried under."
    Sean replied, "I would be glad to do that for you my oldest friend.
    Would it be OK if I passed it through my bladder first?"

  5. IP you never cease to amaze.

  6. P,

    your screen name seems appropriate for what I posted.

    By the way, I am a legend in my own mind.

    I see myself as the local version of the Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae. Perhaps with an added twist of Monty Python.

  7. I highly recommend touring Graceland, on Halloween or otherwise--great history, great landscape, great walk.

  8. I.P. - Friggin Brilliant!!

    I hope one day you'll pop into my local watering hole, & I can buy you a Jameson and have you tell me a few more jokes.

    One's coming your way on me...