• Bluff City Cemetery (map)
  • 945 Bluff City Blvd
  • Elgin, IL, 60120
  • United States

Elgin History Museum's cemetery walk will be Sunday, September 23rd from 11am to 3pm.
Call the museum at (847) 742-4248 to sign up for the bus tours that start at 11am and 1:30pm.
NEW for 2018:
• American Sign Language Tours
• Family Tour at 3pm

The annual Historic Bluff City Cemetery Walk in Elgin has been a tradition since 1987. The purpose of this event is to provide insight into Elgin’s unique history and to eliminate some of the uneasiness associated with cemeteries. The Elgin Area Historical Society organizes this much anticipated event that attracts nearly six hundred people a year. Visitors are generally taken on a 90 minute guided tour through the scenic Bluff City Cemetery to grave sites of former residents, portrayed by actors in period costumes.

Visitors will also learn about fascinating lives and various cemetery symbolism all while strolling the expansive cemetery grounds. Visitors to the cemetery walk are encouraged to plan for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Chairs will be available at each of the vignettes but visitors will be expected to walk and stay with their guide. Cemetery walk guides will carry any amplification equipment.

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