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Welcome back! Choose from more than 50 reinstated walking tours, book a CAFC River Cruise and visit the Center Thursday through Monday.

Today at CAC

Saturday
Jul 11

Tour

University of Chicago

Come explore the early Collegiate Gothic roots of the university campus in the original quadrangles, the “march of mid-century modernism” along the Midway and the recent, breath-taking architectural additions such as the Mansueto Library and the Midway…

Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
University Bookstore, 58th St. and Ellis Ave.

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Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
University Bookstore, 58th St. and Ellis Ave.

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

Chicago’s First Lady is committed to taking the proper precautions to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its river cruise guests and team, including ensuring that boats are cleaned and sanitized throughout the day and their service. Chicago’s First Lady…

Price
Tickets start at $46.29 (plus tax) for daytime river cruise, Tickets start at $51.02 (plus tax) for evening cruise, VISIT THE CAC FOR JUST $5 EXTRA!
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

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Price
Tickets start at $46.29 (plus tax) for daytime river cruise, Tickets start at $51.02 (plus tax) for evening cruise, VISIT THE CAC FOR JUST $5 EXTRA!
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

Explore Chinatown

Discover the art, architecture and history of Chinatown on this 90-minute walk, which includes stops at a Chinese bakery and a former Italian church. The tour concludes near some of Chinatown’s tastiest restaurants, convenient for those wanting to stay…

Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chinatown Public Library, 2100 S. Wentworth Ave.

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Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chinatown Public Library, 2100 S. Wentworth Ave.

Tour

Lights, Camera, Architecture!

Chicago’s unique architecture has co-starred in movies with Ferris Bueller, Batman and the Blues Brothers, among other famous big screen characters. See some of the buildings featured in these films and more!

Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Outside the Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Outside the Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tour

Chicago Architecture: A Walk Through Time

Want a quick introduction to Chicago’s magnificent architecture? This 90-minute tour takes a comprehensive look at the city’s architectural history by viewing buildings in chronological order, from early skyscrapers to new supertall high rises.

Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

Chicago’s First Lady is committed to taking the proper precautions to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its river cruise guests and team, including ensuring that boats are cleaned and sanitized throughout the day and their service. Chicago’s First Lady…

Price
Tickets start at $46.29 (plus tax) for daytime river cruise, Tickets start at $51.02 (plus tax) for evening cruise, VISIT THE CAC FOR JUST $5 EXTRA!
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Learn More Off Sale

Price
Tickets start at $46.29 (plus tax) for daytime river cruise, Tickets start at $51.02 (plus tax) for evening cruise, VISIT THE CAC FOR JUST $5 EXTRA!
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

Chicago’s First Lady is committed to taking the proper precautions to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its river cruise guests and team, including ensuring that boats are cleaned and sanitized throughout the day and their service. Chicago’s First Lady…

Price
Tickets start at $46.29 (plus tax) for daytime river cruise, Tickets start at $51.02 (plus tax) for evening cruise, VISIT THE CAC FOR JUST $5 EXTRA!
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Learn More Off Sale

Price
Tickets start at $46.29 (plus tax) for daytime river cruise, Tickets start at $51.02 (plus tax) for evening cruise, VISIT THE CAC FOR JUST $5 EXTRA!
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Program

CAC Live: Old Buildings, New Hotels

Driven by tourism, multiple historic Chicago skyscrapers have recently been reimagined as chic hotels. CAC docent Monica Rodriguez leads this online version of the CAC’s popular tour, “Hotel Boom: Making Old New Again,” on July 11 and August 19…

Price
$8 Public, Free for CAC members
Date
July 11, 2020
Time
1:00 pm
Meet
Zoom

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Price
$8 Public, Free for CAC members
Date
July 11, 2020
Time
1:00 pm
Meet
Zoom

Tour

Must-See Chicago

Must-See Chicago is a fast-paced, 90-minute introductory tour to Chicago featuring some of its most famous buildings, including the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, the Art Institute of Chicago, Willis (Sears) Tower, the Chicago Theatre and more!

Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tour

White City Revisited

Explore Jackson Park, site of the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 and future home to the Obama Presidential Center.

Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
In the parking lot at Hayes Dr. and Cornell Ave.

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Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
In the parking lot at Hayes Dr. and Cornell Ave.

Tour

Northwestern University

Discover Northwestern University’s stunning, wooded campus on the shore of Lake Michigan. This two-hour walking tour explores a wide variety of architectural styles, from 19th Century Collegiate Gothic buildings to cutting-edge, contemporary designs…

Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
Outside Segal Visitors Center, 1841 Sheridan Rd., Evanston

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Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
Outside Segal Visitors Center, 1841 Sheridan Rd., Evanston

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

Chicago’s First Lady is committed to taking the proper precautions to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its river cruise guests and team, including ensuring that boats are cleaned and sanitized throughout the day and their service. Chicago’s First Lady…

Price
Tickets start at $46.29 (plus tax) for daytime river cruise, Tickets start at $51.02 (plus tax) for evening cruise, VISIT THE CAC FOR JUST $5 EXTRA!
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Learn More Off Sale

Price
Tickets start at $46.29 (plus tax) for daytime river cruise, Tickets start at $51.02 (plus tax) for evening cruise, VISIT THE CAC FOR JUST $5 EXTRA!
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

Historic Skyscrapers

Chicago is home to some of the world’s earliest skyscrapers. Get an up-close look at these 19th Century marvels, learn about innovations used to build them and discover how they transformed Chicago into a center of skyscraper design and engineering…

Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free to CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Auditorium Building, 430 S. Michigan Ave.*

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Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free to CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Auditorium Building, 430 S. Michigan Ave.*

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

Chicago’s First Lady is committed to taking the proper precautions to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its river cruise guests and team, including ensuring that boats are cleaned and sanitized throughout the day and their service. Chicago’s First Lady…

Price
Tickets start at $46.29 (plus tax) for daytime river cruise, Tickets start at $51.02 (plus tax) for evening cruise, VISIT THE CAC FOR JUST $5 EXTRA!
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Learn More Buy Tickets

Price
Tickets start at $46.29 (plus tax) for daytime river cruise, Tickets start at $51.02 (plus tax) for evening cruise, VISIT THE CAC FOR JUST $5 EXTRA!
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

Chicago’s First Lady is committed to taking the proper precautions to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its river cruise guests and team, including ensuring that boats are cleaned and sanitized throughout the day and their service. Chicago’s First Lady…

Price
Tickets start at $46.29 (plus tax) for daytime river cruise, Tickets start at $51.02 (plus tax) for evening cruise, VISIT THE CAC FOR JUST $5 EXTRA!
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Learn More Buy Tickets

Price
Tickets start at $46.29 (plus tax) for daytime river cruise, Tickets start at $51.02 (plus tax) for evening cruise, VISIT THE CAC FOR JUST $5 EXTRA!
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance.