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.
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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.
Ride Ravenswood Bike Tour
Pedal through Ravenswood and Lincoln Square with writer and educator Sam Anderson-Ramos. Hear about how this bustling residential area founded in 1868 was once a manufacturing hub for industries such as Abbott Laboratories. Take in murals, tree-lined streets, and cultural spaces, including Dank Haus, Old Town School of Folk Music, and the Lillstreet Art Center. Tour meets in the plaza north of the Western Brown Line stop and runs approximately 2–2.5 hours. Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.
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.
Above the City Train Tour
Explore the historic buildings and back porches of the North Side Brown Line on the city's most picturesque L line.
Devil in the White City Bus Tour
Inspired by Erik Larson's best-selling book, go back to 1893 to follow the trails of Daniel Burnham and the devilish doings of H.H. Homes.
What The Lady Wants Walking Tour
Professional guide Wendy Bright’s tour of Marshall Field & Company brings together the history of Chicago’s landmark department store.