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The north entrance to the 111 E Wacker parking garage is closed for repair. Please use the south entrance at 233 E South Water Street.

Explore the construction, development and renovation of this State Street landmark by Daniel Burnham.

1 Hour
$15 Public
$5 Basic Members
Free for Deco Members and above
Meet inside the Washington Street entrance that is closest to Wabash

Come with us as we explore the fascinating history of Marshall Field’s – the architecture, the store, and the man. Learn how Marshall Field introduced innovations in merchandising that made shopping in this Burnham designed building an experience treasured by Chicagoans and visitors alike. In this changing time for women, Marshall Field viewed his store as a destination where women could come, shop, and meet their friends without being escorted. Discover the century-old great clocks, the lavish Tiffany vaulted ceiling, the Walnut Room and "Charley's Door." See where the top floors of Macy’s have been repurposed into a separate office building! PRICE: $15 Public, $5 Basic Members, Free for Deco Members and above DURATION: One hour. MEET: Macy’s, inside the store entrance at 28 E. Washington (near Wabash). The correct door is marked #6 inside on the wall just above the revolving doors.

  • This tour is mostly inside, but we will step outside for about 15 minutes.
  • There is a wheelchair accessible entrance to Macy's on State St. and one on Wabash Ave.
  • 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.
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour. View the CAC's hours.

Upcoming Macy's on State: The Legacy of Marshall Field's Tours