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Chicago Walking Tour: Historic Treasures of Chicago

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Chicago Walking Tour: Historic Treasures of Chicago

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Get an insider's introduction to Chicago's most celebrated buildings during this architecture-focused walking tour of Michigan Avenue and State Street. Revisit the heyday of the skyscraper and visit stunning, Art Deco-era interiors, from the Palmer House Hotel to the Chicago Cultural Center. Admission to the Chicago Architecture Center is included, with an introduction by the docent.
  • A Chicago architecture walking tour
  • See many of the city's most stunning landmarks in just a couple of hours
  • Enrich your visit with live commentary on Chicago's growth and development
  • Visit the interiors of three buildings, plus many more exteriors
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Walking tour of Chicago Architecture
Narration by a professional and certified guide
Admission to the Galleries of the Chicago Architecture Center
Hotel pick-up or drop-off
Storage for luggage or strollers
Coat check
Chicago Architecture Center , 111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USA

Meet at the Chicago Architecture Center at 111 E Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL, 60601

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The Chicago Architecture Center or CAC (formerly the Chicago Architecture Foundation, CAF) is at the south end of the Magnificent Mile near the intersection of Michigan and Wacker.
  • Tour Guides are trained and certified by the CAC. As volunteers, they are exceptionally motivated, enthusiastic, and capable interpreters of Chicago's world-class architectural legacy. CAC tours are the real deal - narrated, but not scripted, led by Chicago enthusiasts.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please bring a photo ID
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Chicago Architecture Center
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Chicago Walking Tour: Historic Treasures of Chicago?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Walking Tour: Historic Treasures of Chicago.
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What is the policy on sanitisation during Chicago Walking Tour: Historic Treasures of Chicago?
A:The policy on sanitisation is:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Walking Tour: Historic Treasures of Chicago.

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Great Tour
Jill_C
, Jun. 2022
This is a GREAT tour if you are interested in the history and architecture of significant historic buildings in Chicago. Our volunteer tour guide was highly knowledgeable and so interesting. We walked by and in architectural gems of the city and learned so much about the Art Deco era. I would highly recommend this tour!
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A must tour when in Chicago!!!
marie_m
, May 2022
Our tour guide, Margaret, was a wealth of information. Not only was she knowledgeable about all the history of architecture and buildings in Chicago, but she was also very patient and kind. My girlfriends and I were very surprised at how much we enjoyed the tour. The ear buds we were given during the tour really helped everyone hear her stories amid the street noise. The tour took 2 hours, and it was worth it. If you have never been to Chicago, I would highly recommend this tour!!!!
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star-5
Stunning beauty!
Ingrid_D
, May 2022
Very interesting and well-lead tour of some stunning Chicago architecture. Thank you to docent Susan!
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a great tour
Welcomepeace
, Mar. 2022
I think the tour guide is great. It is literally a two-hour art history lesson. Having seen so much and learned a great deal.
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Super interesting
Amandine_C
, Mar. 2022
We got to see the interior or 2 beautiful buildings and learned a lot about the city we live in and its history. I booked it for my boyfriends birthday because he loves history. The buildings were beautiful and the tour was fantastic. We walk past these buildings all the time and never noticed them.
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Spectacular
Michelle_L
, Jun. 2021
Amanda did an excellent job giving the highlights of the city! She answered all our questions and gave recommendations of things to do on our own.
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Inspiring architecture history revealed
GHASSAN_W
, Feb. 2020
Amazing tour Highly recommended I always wanted to know the history about so many buildings I pass by daily You pass treasures with only a wall separating you and you would not know what you are missing like the Palmer House I would take this tour over and over
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