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Online programs and virtual tours continue while the Center is temporarily closed. Select CAC walking tours have resumed.

Tour one of Chicago’s most fascinating neighborhoods, Beverly. Explore two houses built just after the Great Fire of 1871, a Frank Lloyd Wright home and a true Chicago castle. This tour showcases part of Chicago’s Longwood Drive Landmark District located in one of the nation’s largest National Register Districts.

1.5 Hours
Metra station, 103rd St. and Walden Pkwy.

Unlike most of Chicago, the lots in Beverly are large—some as big as 1.5 acres. The houses also are large—most were constructed between 1890 and 1930 and each is unique. There are no tract houses on this tour. See the work of famous and not-so-famous architects who designed homes in a variety of styles.

This tour begins at 1:15 pm, a time that is convenient for those wishing to take the Rock Island Metra Line from downtown Chicago to the tour's starting and ending point at the 103rd St. Metra station. There is free parking on Walden Pkwy. north of 103rd St.

  • Advance reservations are required for this tour.
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour. View the CAC's hours.

Upcoming Beverly (South): A Castle, Mansions and More Tours

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