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Come discover the Monroe Building—Chicago's architectural gem hidden in plain sight! See its gorgeous façade and amazing Rookwood tiled lobby, both lovingly restored to their 1912 splendor, along with the Pritzker Military Museum & Library.

1 Hour
Lobby of 104 S. Michigan Ave.

The Monroe Building was one of two revival-style buildings envisioned to serve as a gateway to downtown Chicago. The magnificent lobby has display cases packed with information to help us learn about its construction, restoration and famous tenants. We'll also visit the Pritzker Military Museum & Library on the second floor, which focuses on the contributions of the citizen soldier. After the tour you’re welcome to stay to see more.

  • Although it's not required, we recommend making reservations in advance for this tour.
  • The ticket price includes a general admission pass to the Pritzker Military Museum & Library.
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour. View the CAC's hours.
  • This tour is not available for private or group bookings. Browse tours available for groups.

Upcoming Monroe Building and Pritzker Military Museum & Library Tours

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