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Lake Forest Cemetery, located off the coast of Lake Michigan, is a beautiful and scenic location for a final resting place. Tours of the Cemetery are available by appointment only to protect the privacy of mourners. Accommodations will be made for visitors with special needs according to the Americans With Disabilities Act. To arrange a tour, please contact the Cemetery.

Lake Forest Cemetery is peaceful, tranquil and beautiful in all seasons. Please be respectful of other visitors and maintain the Cemetery's tranquility. Dogs and refreshments are not allowed on Cemetery grounds. Please adhere to the 15 miles per hour speed limit inside the Cemetery, and park all vehicles and bicycles on the side of the drive. Parking is not permitted on the lawn. Bicycles may also be placed in the rack at the entry gate.

Burial Options

Cemetery Administration and Commission



Cemetery Sexton:  Phil Alderks

Cemetery Entrance
1525 N. Lake Rd.
Lake Forest

Cemetery Gatehouse
520 Spruce Avenue, just down the road west from the main entrance gates
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
(847) 615-4341      
(847) 283-9690 (fax)

Building Hours:
By Appointment
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Visiting Hours:
May to September: 8:00am to 8:00pm
October to April:     8:00am to 4:30pm

Mailing Address:
Lake Forest Cemetery
800 N. Field Drive
Lake Forest, IL 60045

To learn more about the rich history of Lake Forest Cemetery, or for details about genealogy and tours, contact the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society at 847.234.5253.  

To enjoy an informational walking/biking/running tour of the Cemetery, download the free LFGo app from iTunes.


220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
Non-Emergency Police:  (847) 234-2601

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