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Until further notice, all CAC walking tours are suspended and the Center at 111 E. Wacker Dr. is closed, in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines from the State of Illinois.

Discover the art, architecture and history of Chinatown on this 90-minute walk, which includes stops at a Chinese bakery and a former Italian church. The tour concludes near some of Chinatown’s tastiest restaurants, convenient for those wanting to stay to enjoy a meal or try a new bubble tea.

Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chinatown Public Library, 2100 S. Wentworth Ave.

During your tour of this influential Chicago community, you’ll learn about urban planning’s impact on Chinatown and how the community has grown to reflect both traditional Chinese elements and Western influences. You’ll see art and symbols that connect to Chinatown’s cultural heritage while learning about the history of the neighborhood.

Notes:
  • Advance reservations are required for this tour.
  • Tour ends in Chinatown Square on Archer Avenue.
  • Although it's not required, we recommend making reservations in advance for this tour.
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour. View the CAC's hours.

Upcoming Explore Chinatown Tours


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.