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Chicago is known around the world for its architecture. Whether you choose to explore our fabled downtown or one of the city’s many distinct and charming neighborhoods, our expert docents will guide you by boat, bus, train or on foot and share the stories behind the buildings. Visit iconic skyscrapers, elegant hotels or the legendary houses of Frank Lloyd Wright. With dozens of tours to choose from, we won't blame you if you can't pick just one.

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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.

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

The Old Post Office

Explore the new Old Post Office Building, whose early 20th-century design has been adaptively reused into a beautiful, modern Class A Office building.

Price
$30 public, $15 Basic Members, FREE Donor-Level Members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
The Old Post Office Building; meet inside the Van Buren entrance with the US flag above it

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Price
$30 public, $15 Basic Members, FREE Donor-Level Members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
The Old Post Office Building; meet inside the Van Buren entrance with the US flag above it