Historic Old Town Walking Tour
Step into the Old Town Triangle, where each structure has a story, from elaborate Queen Anne-style homes to balloon-frame cottages to the iconic St. Michael's Church.
Discover tales of the assortment of residents-early German setters, bohemian, and Buddhists-who have called the neighborhood home.
When & Where
Saturday, September 2210:00 AM
Saturday, September 2910:00 AM
Saturday, October 2010:00 AM
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Graceland Cemetery Tour
Discover the remarkable stories of the Chicago elite buried in this famous cemetery. Featuring beautifully landscaped grounds and grand monuments, these walking tours led by historian Al Walavich reveal the history of the city's growth and its diverse inhabitants.
Glitterati on the Gold Coast Walking Tour
Whisk away to a time when Chicago's rich and famous caroused on the coast.
The Loop "L" Tour
The tour includes commentary about stations and buildings along the route and amazing photographic opportunities.
Playboy Walking Tour
The men's magazine that propelled the sexual revolution was first published in Chicago in 1953.
History Happy Hour
Sick of the same old after-work grind? Grab your pals and head on over for History Happy Hour! This monthly series features a deluxe spirits or beer tasting plus flash tours highlighting our diverse collection.
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 craft beer tasting, tours, and museum admission.
Art Deco Cemetery Tour
Design isn’t just about architecture, appliances,and graphics. It impacts us in all aspects of life as well as the afterlife. On this walking tour with historian and cemetery expert Al Walavich, visit the more contemporary sections of Bohemian National Cemetery to see how unexpected styles such as Art Deco and mid-century modernism were used to commemorate and mourn the dead.
Chicago Crime History Bus Tour
Award-winning Chicago author and historian Richard Lindberg leads this bus tour of famous and forgotten crime scenes north and northwest of downtown Chicago. Stops along the way include Little Hell, Anna Sage’s last bordello where John Dillinger hid in plain sight, the site of Alderman Charlie Weber’s mysterious death, the former Hotel Carlos where a Chicago Cubs player was shot, the haunted hospital, and other infamous locales. Tour meets at the Chicago History Museum and run 3.5 to 4 hours.
Blues & Sones: Crosscultural Concert
Join us for a unique collaboration between the legendary Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues and the acclaimed Sones de México. In partnership with the DuSable Museum of African American History and the National Museum of Mexican Art, these free concerts feature the Chicago blues sound combined with Mexican folksongs, including those from the Afro-Mexican traditions that continue to thrive in Chicago. Free, RSVPs Requested.