Bus or Trolley Tours
Dark Side of History
Chicago's on Fire Tour
Starting at the source of the fire-Mrs. O'Leary's cowshed, now the Chicago Fire Department Training Facility-head to its northern boundaries in Lincoln Park. Along the way, learn about "fireproof" buildings that burned and the few structures that survived.
When & Where
Saturday, October 51:00 PM
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Glitterati on the Gold Coast Walking Tour
Whisk away to a time when Chicago's rich and famous caroused on the coast.
Historic Old Town Walking Tour
From postfire recovery to the hub of Chicago bohemianism in the 1960s and 1970s, Old Town Reveals diverse stories about the city's past. Highlights include a shelter cottage, St. Michael's Church, the Midwest Buddhist Temple, and numerous historic residences.
Tour Union Station
Take a closer look at one of America’s last great railway terminals, which bustles with activity day and night. Find out why it was once called “a city within a city” and learn the hidden stories the go unseen by thousands each day.
History Happy Hour
Sick of the same old after-work grind? Grab your pals and head on over for History Happy Hour!
General admission is free for Illinois residents on Tuesday evenings; purchase a ticket to History Happy Hour to enhance your experience.
Join us, raise a glass, and learn more about this city you love!
Must be 21+ to purchase a ticket to History Happy Hour. Ticket includes two complimentary drinks, and Museum admission.
Members’ Pub Crawl
Old Town is home to some of the city’s most storied watering holes, such as Marge’s Still and Corcoran’s Grill & Pub. Join CHM assistant curator Julius L. Jones as he leads this walking tour of the neighborhood’s oldest taverns and bars. Participants must be 21+ and able to walk 1 mile total. Beverages are not included. Meet at the Chicago History Museum.
Members’ Opening Weekend of American Medina: Stories of Muslim Chicago
MEMBERS - LOGIN AT UPPER RIGHT BEFORE SELECTING TICKETS. Members get priority access to our new exhibition featuring oral histories collected from Chicago’s Muslim community. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity!
*Please select the date you would like to attend and disregard the time listed. Your reservation will be honored at any time during the Museum’s opening hours of the date you select, Saturday: 9:30am-4:30pm and Sunday: 12:00-5:00pm.
Your Story, Our Story
Join thousands of voices from across the country in telling your tale of cultural identity, American migration, orfamily history. Led by the Tenement Museum in New York City, Your Story,Our Story is an online project that seeks to highlight ourcommon bonds and reveal the differences in our experience of America.