Acacia Park Cemetery, a mid-sized cemetery and mausoleum, is located in Chicago. There are two other cemeteries on either side of Acacia Irving Park Cemetery and Westlawn Cemetery. With a common gate between the cemeteries, it is easy for visitors to travel freely between Acacia and Westlawn cemeteries.
The cemetery has a very orderly design and is considered symmetrical. At the entrance to the two openings are statues and obelisks that bear the Masonic symbol. Between the obelisks are gardens that lead to the mausoleum, which is deemed as one of Chicago's finest mausoleums.
The Mausoleum has marble walls with many different areas for urns, a marble columbarium, which is a place for ashes and is lit by skylights, columns that decorate the entrance to the darkened south hall, as well as other areas within the Mausoleum. One area of the Mausoleum that is worth noting is the different burial chambers in the entry hall which are richly ornamented.
The Acacia Park Cemetery and Mausoleum is definite must see in places to visit when in Chicago, even if you do not have a reason to visit the beauty of the gardens and the structural wonderment of the Mausoleum are breathtaking. Acacia Park Cemetery and Mausoleum is a beautiful and serene final resting place and peaceful place for families and friends to remember their loved ones.