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This tour explores the compelling true story told by Erik Larson in his best selling book, "The Devil in the White City," about two simultaneous events in Chicago history: the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 and the emergence of serial murderer Dr. Henry H. Holmes.

Duration
3.25 Hours
Price
$55 public
$47 CAF members
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

We begin the tour with a presentation featuring period photographs of the Fair and its central characters, followed by a bus tour to locations and buildings that fair goers would have experienced. This diverse tour stops at the street that was home to Chicago's business and social elite during the Fair, winds past the home of Fair critic Ida B. Wells, highlights the Midway and the site of the Ferris Wheel and stops for a short walking tour of the Fairgrounds in Jackson Park. Those who have read Erik Larson’s book will learn more about the circumstances surrounding the Fair and Dr. Holmes; those who haven’t will find this tour to be a fascinating introduction to the 1893 World's Fair and the evil Dr. Holmes.

Guests are invited to bring a bag lunch and beverage on board the bus.

Upcoming Devil in the White City Tours