Burr Oak

Burr Oak Memorial Logo

The Burr Oak Cemetery Memorial Monument will honor all who are laid to rest at the historic African-American cemetery and represent the respect and dignity the community has for their families and loved ones. The monument will also serve as a reminder of the notable African Americans buried at Burr Oak Cemetery, including jazz legends [...]

Essay Contest – Winners Announced!


The Burr Oak Cemetery Memorial Project is proud to announce the winners of the Burr Oak Cemetery Essay Competition. The purpose of the competition was to teach the complete story of this historic African American cemetery, with the contest themes being Dignity, Honor and Respect. The competition was open to all Chicago area high school [...]

A Personal Note From Trustee Holmes

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Patricia Brown Holmes, the court-appointed trustee of the Burr Oak Cemetery Trust, provides an update on the improvements and operation of the cemetery.

Contact Us

Phone: 773.233.5676

Burr Oak Hours

Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Gates Open: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.