The entrance to this path has two wooden pillars with a wire rope across them. If you see a "closed" sign it only means it is closed to vehicle traffic. You will find the cemetery near the end of this path.
The cemetery itself is surrounded by a forest preserve and contrary to popular belief it can be lawfully visited from sunrise until sunset. Be cool, don't litter, and enjoy yourself.
The original Grove Restoration Project sign that would greet visitors is now in storage at the Tinley Park Historical Society. The area was designated as Everdon Woods in honor of the Everdon family that founded the cemetery. Hopefully some day the Forest Preserve District will officially designate the area as such.
5900 West Midlothian Turnpike
Midlothian, Illinois 60445
- Public Notice -
As of 2012 all requests for general night-time permits for access to Bachelors Grove cemetery will not be approved by either the Forest Preserve District of Cook County or the Real Estate Office of Cook County. If you are a tour company please note that all requests to access the cemetery during the day to run tour operations will also be denied.
The general public may still visit the cemetery and the surrounding forest preserve during daylight hours but any group of 25 persons or more will still need to acquire a permit through the Forest Preserve District of Cook County as per FPD rules and regulations.