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Dec 26, 2016

Use this audio walking tour to explore Deerfield-area veterans (and other related people) in the historic cemetery in Deerfield Illinois. Narrator Dylan Zavagno will introduce the tour and guide you to the graves and librarian Anne Jamieson will detail the lives of those buried there. Along the way we’ll learn about veterans from nearly all of our country’s wars, with a special focus on the Civil War, World War I and II and the home front. The cemetery is located on Waukegan Rd. at the corner of Central Ave..

A .pdf map of the tour can be found here:

A detailed guide, with map, pictures of graves, and written histories here:

And more info on this and our regular cemetery tour (which covers different people and different stories about some of the same people) can be found here:

Sources for the research and featured music:

The Deerfield Cemetery Commission's website (where you can electronically search the cemetery) is here:

Additional information can be found at the Deerfield Area Historical Society: or explore our local history collection at the library:

Allow approximately one (1) hour to complete the tour, and please remember to observe the following guidelines:

  • The cemetery closes at sundown, so please plan accordingly and make sure if you start the tour in the evening, you have enough time to complete it.
  • Do not take the tour at night.
  • Watch your step, the ground may be uneven. There are gravestones flush with the ground, so please be careful where you walk.
  • Do not lean on the gravestones, touch the gravestones, or attempt to clean the gravestones.
  • Be respectful – the persons buried in the cemetery do have living relatives who visit their graves.

Produced by the Deerfield Public Library. Special thanks to the Deerfield Cemetery Commission and the Deerfield Area Historical Society.