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Walking Tours

Walking ToursJoin us for two-hour walking tours that will give you a more intimate view of Chicago. Tour running time: 90 minutes to two hours.

Meet in front of the Museum, unless otherwise noted.

Tour Listing

Sheffield Stroll

Saturday, August 9, 2:00 p.m.

Explore the history of the Sheffield/DePaul neighborhood, from its earliest German settlers to today’s well-heeled residents. The neighborhood contains one of the nation’s largest areas of preserved Victorian-era architecture and has served as the backdrop for a number of Hollywood films. It was the location of a famous FBI raid and experiments in public transportation. Wrap up with a pint at one of the city’s finest “corner” establishments. Meet at the street-level entrance of the Fullerton L stop (Red and Brown Lines).

Cost: $20, $15 members

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Old Town Trek

Saturdays, August 9 and 23, 10:00 a.m.

From Germans to hippies to yuppies, Old Town has seen an assortment of residents come and go. Spend a morning learning about this neighborhood’s colorful past and vibrant present.

Saturday, August 9, 10:00 a.m.

Cost: $20, $15 members

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Saturday, August 23, 10:00 a.m.

Cost: $20, $15 members

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Tour Union Station

Sundays, August 10 and August 24, 1:00 p.m.

Designed by Daniel Burnham and built in 1925, Chicago Union Station boasted a Beaux Arts–style waiting room with eighteen Corinthian columns, terra-cotta walls, Tennessee marble floors, and a five-story atrium. Explore the architecture above street level, the action of the rails below, and the stories of one of America’s last grand railway stations. Meet at 500 West Jackson Street. Tour running time: 90 minutes to two hours.

Sunday, August 10

Cost: $25, $20 members

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Sunday, August 24

Cost: $25, $20 members

> This tour is sold out.

Cemetery Tours

Rosehill Cemetery—East

Sunday, August 17, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

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. Meet at 5800 N. Ravenswood Avenue.

Cost: $25, $20 members

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Glitzy Gold Coast

Saturday, August 23, 2:00 p.m.

Whisk away to a time when Chicago’s rich and famous caroused on the coast. Learn about our city’s early history—its founders, public art, and architecture.

Cost: $20, $15 members

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History Puppy Crawl

Sunday, August 24, 3:00 p.m.

Take your four-legged friend on an epic walk! Discover tales of heroic historic pups on this two-mile stroll of beautiful Lincoln Park. Visit its numerous gardens, find out about pup-friendly pubs, and more on this hound-dog history tour. All humans must have a ticket; K9s must bring their humans and vice versa.

$25, $20 members

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Refund Policy:

Refunds for a tour will be given in the form of tour credit which can be applied to another tour. Credit will be given with a minimum of two weeks notice prior to the day of the tour. No exceptions.

Weather Hotline:
The Museum maintains a Weather Hotline to provide updates about weather-related delays or cancellation. If you think your program or tour may be affected by inclement weather, please call 312-799-2002 for the most current information about your tour.

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