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Discover Northwestern University’s stunning, wooded campus on the shore of Lake Michigan. This two-hour walking tour explores a wide variety of architectural styles, from 19th Century Collegiate Gothic buildings to cutting-edge, contemporary designs.

2 Hours
$30 Public
$10 Basic Members
Free for Deco Members and above
Outside Segal Visitors Center, 1841 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL
Premier tour*

Learn how the campus doubled in size in the 1960s following a lakefill plan developed by noted architect Walter Netsch, whose Brutalist structures transformed the feel of the university.

  • 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.
  • Access to building interiors and public restrooms is currently unavailable.

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

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