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Stephen A. Douglas Tomb

This scenic park south of downtown Chicago is the burial place of distinguished statesman Stephen Arnold Douglas (1813–1861). The Douglas Monument Association was organized in 1861 to build a suitable memorial at the gravesite. In 1864 the Association adopted the design of Illinois sculptor Leonard W. Volk. During operating hours visitors may enter the Tomb and view the sarcophagus containing the Senator’s remains. Staff are available to provide information concerning Douglas and aspects of the Tomb’s history.

The tomb offers interpretative staff available to answer questions and occasional commemorative events.