Glitterati on the Gold Coast Walking Tour
Whisk away to a time when Chicago's rich and famous caroused on the coast.
Gaze at ornate architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan, step onto rare wood-block alleyway, and take in Chicago's early mansions, including the Archbishop's Residence.
When & Where
Saturday, June 2210:00 AM
Saturday, July 1310:00 AM
Saturday, July 2710:00 AM
Saturday, August 2410:00 AM
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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.
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.
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.
Haymarket Walking Tour
Join guide Paul Durica as he leads this tour of Haymarket sites, which still have a lot to say about how to preserve free speech and the right to peaceful assembly in times of uncertainty and terror.
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.
Fishman's Fabrics Walking Tour
Learn about textiles from the experts on this walking tour of Fishman's Fabrics, an iconic family-owned business that has imported fabrics for fashion and interior design since 1903. As owner Gregg Fishman leads you through the vast warehouse, discover its history, the different types of fabrics available, and stories of where they originate. Browse their selections, get inspired, and feel free to purchase your own materials. Tour and conversation with Mr. Fishman runs about 90 minute, includes less than a mile of walking, and is entirely indoors. Meet in the Fishman's Fabrics parking lot, 1110 S Desplaines St. Fabric and materials are not included in the ticket price.