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Discover the architectural treasures of the Astor Street Historic District, one of Chicago's most affluent neighborhoods. The tour covers residential architecture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and looks at the preservation movement of the 1970s that saved the homes from demolition.

1.5 Hours
$30 Public
$10 Basic Members
Free for Deco Members and above
Near the Statue of Greene Vardiman Black, 29 E. North Blvd.
Premier tour*

Learn about the celebrated people who have lived on the Gold Coast, the esteemed architects who built their homes and the remarkable events that have occurred there. We’ll discuss how the land once owned by the Catholic Church became a haven for some of the city's wealthiest residents while walking past more than 40 elegant homes in the Romanesque, Queen Anne, Tudor, Art Deco and Modern styles.

  • Many tours sell out. To guarantee your space advance reservations are strongly recommended.
  • Your safety is our priority. The itinerary of this tour may be altered in accordance with health and safety policies and considerations.
  • Tour meets in the park at the Dr. Greene Vardiman Black statue across from the Cardinal’s Mansion.
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour. View the CAC's hours.

*Premier tours are free for Deco members and above. Learn about our membership levels.

Upcoming Gold Coast: Astor Street Tours