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Effective Monday, February 28, masks will no longer be required for guests visiting the Chicago Architecture Center or on our walking tours. We do suggest guests carry a mask with them on Walking Tours as every interior visited has the option to require masks. Although masks are no longer required, guests are welcome to continue wearing them.

As in-person activities and Center admissions resume, those who visit the Center and attend CAC tours voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. If you feel ill or suspect you may be experiencing symptoms of a COVID-19 infection, please do not enter the Center or attend any CAC tours. We will be happy to refund your reservation or welcome you to join us again at a later date.

We realize present circumstances bring with them a degree of uncertainty. We’re happy to answer any questions you might have. Please contact us via email at or call the CAC Box Office at 312.922.8687.


Masks are not required for CAC guests. Proof of vaccination is also not required.


The Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise Aboard Chicago’s First Lady does not require masks in the outdoor seating space. However, masks are required in the enclosed salon area onboard the vessels of Chicago’s First Lady Cruises. Tickets for the 2022 river cruise season go on sale March 1.


Masks are not required by the CAC on walking tours. However, the right to require masks and/or check vaccination statuses is at the discretion of the locations visited on each tour. If masking and/or proof of vaccination is required, it will be explicitly noted on the individual tour’s description page.

The CAC will continue to follow the evolving COVID-19 city and state guidelines. The above information is subject to change due to the evolving nature of responses to COVID-19 (coronavirus). Please return to this page as you encounter questions; it will be updated as we learn more. To stay up to date on everything going on at the CAC, subscribe to our biweekly newsletter here.

For more information on where to get vaccinated, visit Chicago's vaccine finder.