Oak Woods Cemetery

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1035 E. 67th St., Chicago IL 60637

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Built in 1854, Oak Wood Cemetery is the most historically significant cemetery on the south side of Chicago. Renowned Chicago mayors, Olympian Jesse Owens, Civil Rights activist Ida B. Wells, and physicist Enrico Fermi are buried there. Additionally, six thousand Confederate soldiers, prisoners of war who died at Camp Douglas, are buried together beneath a towering monument. During office hours pick up a free walking tour map for a self-guided tour of the cemetery.

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