Al Capone grave
Al Capone
Mt. Carmel Cemetery
Hillside, Illinois

Al Capone with cigar
“You can get a lot more done with a kind word
and a gun, than with a kind word alone.”
     —Al Capone

Al Capone was originally buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in south Chicago, but his family later moved him to Mt. Carmel. His tall tombstone at Mt. Olivet is still there and groundskeepers can direct you to it. According to the cemetery office, many tourists visit it and take pictures, probably not knowing that Capone was moved to another cemetery.

Mt. Carmel Cemetery is in Hillside, a suburb of west Chicago, just south of O'Hare International Airport. At the cemetery entrance, turn right immediately after entering. About 100 feet down the road on the right side, look for a standing stone with a short hedgerow growing directly in front of it so the name cannot be seen. If you look behind the hedge, you'll see the name Capone. A small marker in the ground denotes each of the Capone family's graves. The hedge in front of the stone is obviously there intentionally to obscure the name, and the cemetery office will not give you directions to the gravesite.