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Experience the glamour, intrigue and excitement of the bygone "Grand Hotel" era at the Palmer House. See recently restored public spaces and renovated guest rooms while learning about the history of Chicago’s oldest continually operating hotel.

1 Hour
$20 public (includes CAC admission)
Free for CAC members
Inside the hotel entrance at 124 S. Wabash Ave.

The Palmer House is truly a magical place! The hotel has received numerous awards for its multimillion-dollar restoration and renovation, completed in 2008. Learn about the history of the Palmers and view some elaborate areas of the hotel that reflect Classical Revival style, Art Deco design and some French Empire and Rococo influences.

  • 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.
  • This tour is not available for private or group bookings. Browse tours available for groups.

Upcoming Palmer House Hotel Tours