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Get a comprehensive look at Chicago's architectural history on this unique tour that covers buildings in chronological order. Hear important stories about the city while viewing some of its earliest buildings and new, super-tall high rises.

Duration
1.5 Hours
Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission)
Free for CAC members
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

On this tour, you'll learn about the city's beginnings on the river, its rebirth after the Great Fire and its development into a commercial and cultural hub, all while viewing structures in the order they were built. These buildings—including the Page Brothers Building, Old Dearborn Bank, the Chicago Motor Club, the Carbide and Carbon Building, NBC Tower and more—tell the story of how architectural technology evolved over time. You'll see up close how each building has its own unique design, often reflecting the style that was popular or prevalent when it was constructed.

Note: Ticket price includes admission to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour.

Upcoming Chicago Architecture: A Walk Through Time Tours