Chicago's On Fire Trolley Tour
Follow the Great Chicago Fire’s path ofdestruction by trolley from the site of the O’Leary barn to the Near NorthSide. Discover fire remnants, such as wooden streets and relief cottages. CHM’sMegan Clark leads these trolleytours that explore Chicago’s enthralling history.
Recommended Shows (9)
Chicago Herstory Trolley Tour
Join CHM educator Megan Clark on a trolley tour to find out more about the famous, infamous, and little-known women of Chicago who have left their indelible marks on the city.
Graceland Cemetery Tour
Discover the remarkable stories of the Chicago elite buried in this famous cemetery, including Marshall Field, Louis Sullivan, George Pullman and Potter and Bertha Palmer.
Ride Like the Devil: Devil in the White City Bike Tour
Cycle back to 1893 with Greg Borzo, author of Where to Bike Chicago. Pedal past sites related to the world’s fair and discover its lasting influence on Chicago. Uncover Daniel Burnham’s grand plans and the devilish doings of H. H. Holmes. Tour includes 20 miles of biking and ends at Midway Plaisance Park in Hyde Park.
Meet at the southwest corner of Adams and LaSalle Street. BYO bike and helmet; helmets are mandatory.
Rosehill Cemetery Tour East
Embark on an architectural journey through the Victorian era section of one of the city's most notable cemeteries. Encounter some of the most complete commemorations of the Civil War, including the graves of fourteen Union generals, six drummer boys, and hundreds of Civil War soldiers.
Leopold and Loeb Walking Tour
On May 21, 1924, a young boy went missing. The next morning, his father received a phone call informing him that his son had been beaten to death. This gruesome, senseless act stained Chicago’s history and still leaves many baffled. Tour the Kenwood neighborhood with author and historian Paul Durica, visiting the scene of the crime and other sites connected to the murder of Bobby Franks. Meet at Forty-Ninth Street and Ellis Avenue. Walking tour runs 1.5–2 hours.
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.
Bronzeville Walking Tour
The Great Migration made its biggest impact on Chicago in Bronzeville, which became the center of African American culture from the 1920s through the 1950s.
Pilsen Murals Walking Tour
Walk through Pilsen with a local guide and get the larger meaning behind the artwork in Chicago’s capital of Mexican cultures. Formed in collaboration with Pilsen Public Art Tours, the tour weaves neighborhood history with vibrant large-scale murals and lived personal experience.
Art Deco By Boat
Meet at Chicago Line Cruises, 465 N McClurg Ct. Tour runs about 90min. Boarding begins at 6:30 P.M. Includes 2 complimentary beverages.
Sit back and take in the skyline at sunset as CHM's John Russick narrates the history of art deco buildings along the river. Highlights include the Mather Tower, Merchandise Mart, and Civic Opera House.