Calvary Catholic Cemetery


Consecrated in 1859, Calvary Catholic Cemetery remains one of the most historic cemeteries within the Chicago Archdiocese. The Cemetery Spans 92 acres, and is situated on Lake Michigan, bordered by Chicago Avenue to the west and Sheridan Road to the east in Evanston, Illinois. There are over 219,000 interments (as of 12/31/22).

Calvary Cemetery is the burial place of many Mayors, Governors, and public figures prominent in every phase of the development of Chicago.
Calvary Cemetery oversees the operation of St. Boniface Cemetery and 3 smaller parish cemeteries in the area, they are:
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301 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202

Hours of Operation

  • Cemetery Grounds

    Mon - Sun 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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  • Office

    Mon - Fri 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

    Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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My parents are buried here, beautiful grounds.
It is a peaceful place well kept.

Bernard W.
Very quiet and peaceful.
Gordon G.
Remarkable cemetery.
M. R.
Beautiful cemetery, tranquil, and well-kept. Came here alone to take a walk on the lavish green grass and left feeling relaxed and positive about life.
Their affordable plans made it so easy for me to take care of it on my own and not burden my family. Plus as a Catholic I am so grateful to be buried in a Catholic cemetery.
Linda D.

I am pleased with how easy it was to pick out our grave spots.
Highly recommended.

Bernadette B.


For more than 180 years, the Catholic Cemeteries of Chicago have served as a foundation to families, joining generations through Peace of Mind, Tradition and Faith.

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