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Pub Tour: West Loop

Combining post-Chicago fire buildings with the legends of the Haymarket Riots, Chicago's West Loop will certainly make a lasting impression on you. The Chicago Park District has added green space to this growing community that retains deep roots to the…

Duration
2.5 Hours
Meet
Haymarket Pub, 737 W Randolph St.

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Duration
2.5 Hours
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Haymarket Pub, 737 W Randolph St.

River North: Transformation of a Neighborhood

See historic gems in this former center of manufacturing and explore its boom-and-bust transformation into a vibrant neighborhood buzzing with residential buildings, entertainment venues and office towers. Steeped in history and character, River North…

Duration
2 Hours
Meet
On the plaza at 65 E. Huron St.

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Duration
2 Hours
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On the plaza at 65 E. Huron St.

Riverwalk East

Learn about newly completed improvements to the Chicago Riverwalk—starting at the Vietnam Memorial and heading east to Lake Michigan—including new public art, trees, landscaping and outposts for picnicking.

Duration
1.5 Hours
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Vietnam Memorial, at river level, 35 E. Wacker

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Duration
1.5 Hours
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Vietnam Memorial, at river level, 35 E. Wacker

Riverwalk West

This tour helps you discover the western portion of the Riverwalk, starting at the Vietnam Memorial near State Street. As we walk to Lake Street, hear how this linear park—called Chicago’s new coastline by some—has become a magnet for outdoor recreation…

Duration
1.5 Hours
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Vietnam Memorial, at river level, 35 E. Wacker

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Duration
1.5 Hours
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Vietnam Memorial, at river level, 35 E. Wacker

Sheffield Historic District

Hear how the Sheffield District has evolved since its formation as a working-class neighborhood in the 1870s. See beautiful historic row houses and learn about residents' preservation efforts amid gentrification and DePaul University’s expansion.

Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
959 W. Fullerton Ave.

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Duration
1.5 Hours
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959 W. Fullerton Ave.

Ukrainian Village

Take in the beauty of Ukrainian Village’s churches—including Louis Sullivan’s stunning Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathedral—and residential architecture while hearing stories of Eastern European immigrants who first called the neighborhood…

Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Holy Trinity Cathedral, 1121 N. Leavitt St.

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Duration
1.5 Hours
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Holy Trinity Cathedral, 1121 N. Leavitt St.

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…

Duration
2 Hours
Meet
University of Chicago Bookstore, 970 E.58th St.

Note: Scheduled departures for this tour will return next season. To be notified when tickets for our next tour season go on sale, email tickets@architecture.org.

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Duration
2 Hours
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University of Chicago Bookstore, 970 E.58th St.

Vice to Nice: Transformation of the South Loop

The story of the South Loop is complete with characters, corruption, renewal and transformation. Explore how an area known for vice, gangsters, a few famous madams and a lot of abandoned railroad tracks has transformed into today’s thriving South Loop…

Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Auditorium Building Lobby, 430 S. Michigan Ave.

Note: Scheduled departures for this tour will return next season. To be notified when tickets for our next tour season go on sale, email tickets@architecture.org.

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Duration
1.5 Hours
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Auditorium Building Lobby, 430 S. Michigan Ave.

An Evening with an Architect: Joachim Schuessler

Enjoy this one-time-only river cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady with commentary from architect Joachim Schuessler, Principal at Goettsch Partners. Price includes a glass of Champagne and FREE Center admission.

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Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and E. Wacker Dr. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance (112 E. Wacker).

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Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and E. Wacker Dr. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance (112 E. Wacker).

An Evening with an Architect: Julie MIchiels

Enjoy this one-time-only river cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady with commentary from architect Julie Michiels, Associate Director and Interior Design Leader in the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Price includes a glass of Champagne and…

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Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and E. Wacker Dr. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance (112 E. Wacker).

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Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and E. Wacker Dr. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance (112 E. Wacker).

An Evening with an Architect: Thomas Kerwin

Enjoy this one-time-only river cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady with commentary from architect Thomas Kerwin, Founding Principal of bKL Architecture. Price includes a glass of Champagne and FREE Center admission.

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Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and E. Wacker Dr. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance (112 E. Wacker).

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Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and E. Wacker Dr. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance (112 E. Wacker).

Civil War to Civil Rights at Oak Woods Cemetery

Hear the stories behind the people buried at the beautiful and tranquil Oak Woods Cemetery on Chicago’s South Side, from important local African Americans who fought for Civil Rights to Confederate prisoners of war.

Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
1035 E. 67th St., by the S. Greenwood Ave. gate

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Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
1035 E. 67th St., by the S. Greenwood Ave. gate