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Aug 01

Tour

Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise Aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Voted “Chicago’s Best Tour” by Chicago Reader, the CAF River Cruise is a “must” for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAF-certified volunteer tour guides—called docents—interpret more than 50 buildings along the Chicago River, revealing…

Price
$39.74 (plus tax) non-members, $42.58 (plus tax) 7:30pm departures
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

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Price
$39.74 (plus tax) non-members, $42.58 (plus tax) 7:30pm departures
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

Architectural Highlights by Bus

Discover the exciting diversity of Chicago architecture on this wide-ranging odyssey, which traces the city’s development from its founding through the very present.

Price
$45 non-members, $37 CAF members
Duration
3.5 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$45 non-members, $37 CAF members
Duration
3.5 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Elevated Architecture: South Side "L" Train

Starting and ending in Chicago's downtown, you will embark on an exciting journey on the elevated trains discovering the evolution of near south side neighborhoods, particularly Bronzeville, Chinatown and the South Loop. Much of the tour takes place on…

Price
$20 non-members, $12 CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$20 non-members, $12 CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise Aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Voted “Chicago’s Best Tour” by Chicago Reader, the CAF River Cruise is a “must” for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAF-certified volunteer tour guides—called docents—interpret more than 50 buildings along the Chicago River, revealing…

Price
$39.74 (plus tax) non-members, $42.58 (plus tax) 7:30pm departures
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Learn More Off Sale

Price
$39.74 (plus tax) non-members, $42.58 (plus tax) 7:30pm departures
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

Mies and Modernism: The IIT Campus Tour

The Illinois Institute of Technology is home to the largest group of buildings designed by Mies van der Rohe—the most influential figure in American Modernism. This tour traces the evolution of the campus with a special emphasis on the years 1938—1958—the…

Price
$15 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
Inside Perlstein Hall, 10 W. 33rd St., northwest corner of 33rd and State Streets

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Price
$15 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
Inside Perlstein Hall, 10 W. 33rd St., northwest corner of 33rd and State Streets

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Art Deco Skyscrapers: Downtown

Art Deco was a popular, modern style whose lavish materials and geometric ornament epitomized the prosperity and optimism of the Roaring 20s. See how the style enriches the soaring exteriors and opulent interiors of some of the city's most beautiful skyscrapers…

Price
$20 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$20 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise Aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Voted “Chicago’s Best Tour” by Chicago Reader, the CAF River Cruise is a “must” for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAF-certified volunteer tour guides—called docents—interpret more than 50 buildings along the Chicago River, revealing…

Price
$39.74 (plus tax) non-members, $42.58 (plus tax) 7:30pm departures
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Learn More Off Sale

Price
$39.74 (plus tax) non-members, $42.58 (plus tax) 7:30pm departures
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

Ukrainian Village

An interior visit to Louis Sullivan's landmark Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathedral highlights this tour of Ukrainian Village, a neighborhood filled with stunning church buildings as well as 2- and 3-flats, larger apartment buildings, workers' cottages…

Price
$15 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
Holy Trinity Cathedral, 1121 N. Leavitt St.

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Price
$15 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
Holy Trinity Cathedral, 1121 N. Leavitt St.

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Chicago Architecture Foundation Segway Tours

The most exciting way to experience Chicago’s amazing lakefront architecture! Feel the cool Lake Michigan air on your skin as you glide through Chicago’s renowned park system. Our expert docent will guide you along your two-wheeled journey and discuss…

Price
Adults- $85
Duration
2.5 Hours
Meet
Michigan Ave. and Jackson Blvd. Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.

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Price
Adults- $85
Duration
2.5 Hours
Meet
Michigan Ave. and Jackson Blvd. Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.

Tour

Palmer House Hotel

Experience the glamour, intrigue and excitement of the bygone era of the "Grand Hotel" at the Palmer House. Explore the recently restored public spaces and beautifully renovated guest rooms while learning about the intriguing history of the country's…

Price
$15 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
In the Wabash Ave. lobby (between Monroe & Adams) by the red staircase leading to Potter's Lounge. The Palmer House address is 17 E. Monroe St.

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Price
$15 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
In the Wabash Ave. lobby (between Monroe & Adams) by the red staircase leading to Potter's Lounge. The Palmer House address is 17 E. Monroe St.

Tour

Elevated Architecture: Downtown "L" Train

Explore Chicago’s amazing architecture from the unique perspective of the elevated trains and station platforms while learning the history of the famous "L" system and how it has shaped the development of the buildings within the Loop.

Price
$20 non-members, $12 CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$20 non-members, $12 CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

French Language: Historic and Modern Skyscrapers

Ce tour, en français, comprend des gratte-ciel historiques et modernes. (This tour in French includes both historic and modern skyscrapers.)

Price
$20 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
la boutique de CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$20 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
la boutique de CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise Aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Voted “Chicago’s Best Tour” by Chicago Reader, the CAF River Cruise is a “must” for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAF-certified volunteer tour guides—called docents—interpret more than 50 buildings along the Chicago River, revealing…

Price
$39.74 (plus tax) non-members, $42.58 (plus tax) 7:30pm departures
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Learn More Off Sale

Price
$39.74 (plus tax) non-members, $42.58 (plus tax) 7:30pm departures
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

Historic Treasures of Culture and Commerce

Learn about the great late 19th— and early 20th—century architectural landmarks of Michigan Ave. and State St., ranging from museums to department stores, skyscrapers to concert halls, including the Reliance Building, the Sullivan Center and the Chicago…

Price
$20 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$20 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Intersections of Old and New Chicago

Explore Chicago architecture from the 1870s to the present while examining the intersections of streets, styles and cultures of our history. We’ll view many different architectural styles and examine how they have become essential elements of Chicago’s…

Price
$20 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$20 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.