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22nd Annual Oakwood Cemetery Walk

The 22nd Annual Oakwood Cemetery Walk is Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 12:00-5:00 pm.  The Cemetery Walk is sponsored by the Waukegan Park District, Waukegan Historical Society and the City of Waukegan.  The Oakwood Cemetery Walk is an annual “living history” event that showcases the rich history of Waukegan through costumed actors portraying local historical figures with connections to the cemetery and Waukegan, Illinois. 

The theme of this year’s Oakwood Cemetery Walk is "The Voters Choice: Waukegan Votes That Mattered."

The Cemetery Walk starts at Lilac Cottage in Bowen Park-1911 N. Sheridan Road, Waukegan, IL, 60087.  Buses will depart from Lilac Cottage to Oakwood Cemetery at 12:00pm, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm, and 3:15pm.  Ticket prices are $3 in advance and $5 the day of the event.  Advance tickets can be purchased at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts-39 Jack Benny Drive, the Field House Sports and Fitness Center-800 Baldwin Avenue in Hinkston Park, or at the Belvidere Recreation Center-412 S. Lewis Avenue in Belvidere Park.  Tickets can be purchased online at  There is no public parking at Oakwood Cemetery.

Each tour is expected to run approximately 1.5 hours and will include walking on uneven ground.  The last tour will start at 3:30pm.  The Cemetery Walk will proceed during inclement weather.  The Waukegan History Museum will be open from 11:00am-4:00pm during the event. 

For more information please contact Ty Rohrer-Museum Supervisor at 847-336-1859 or the Jack Benny Center for the Arts at 847-360-4740 or visit