Lake Forest Cemetery

Please join us for the Memorial Gardens Phase II Dedication Saturday, May 25, 2024, at 10 am.  Located just inside the cemetery gates on 1525 N. Lake Road, the Memorial Gardens Phase II project involved installation of approximately 400 niches in the Fountain and Spire Garden areas if the columbarium wall, and replacement of the bluestone walkways. 

Serving The Families Of Lake Forest And Lake Bluff With Integrity, Beauty And Grace Since 1860.
Located off the coast of Lake Michigan, the Cemetery is a beautiful and scenic location for a final resting place. Lake Forest Cemetery is peaceful, tranquil and beautiful during all seasons. Designed by landscape architects, Almerin Hotchkiss, O.C., Simonds and William Le Baron Jenney,  Lake Forest Cemetery is the permanent place of rest of many well known leaders and everyday heroes from Lake Forest and Lake Bluff. Noted for its unique beauty, the Cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Lake Forest is unique among the North Shore communities in having a large public cemetery. The beauty of the grounds is due to the earnest efforts of the Cemetery Commission members, competent and dedicated staff, inspired artists and architects, cooperative licensees and appreciative visitors.

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 mph speed limit inside the Cemetery. Parking is not permitted on the lawn, please park all vehicles and bicycles on the side of the drive. Bicycles may also be placed in the rack at the entry gate. Accommodations will be made for visitors with special needs according to the Americans with Disability Act.                                                                                                                                                  
Cemetery Entrance              
1525 North Lake Road
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045     
May to September: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm    
October to April: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm                                          

Cemetery administration office520 East Spruce Avenue   
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045             
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (Except Holidays)
Phone: (847) 810-4660    Fax: (847) 283-9690 

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