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WE’RE OPEN! Starting July 3, CAFC River Cruise, CAC Galleries, our Box Office and Design Store join our Walking Tours as open to the public.

Come explore the early Collegiate Gothic roots of the university campus in the original quadrangles, the “march of mid-century modernism” along the Midway and the recent, breath-taking architectural additions such as the Mansueto Library and the Midway Crossings.

Duration
2 Hours
Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission)
Free for CAC members
Meet
University Bookstore, 58th St. and Ellis Ave.

The University of Chicago—or "Grey City"—was emerging simultaneously with and in close proximity to the the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition—the White City—on the south side of Chicago in the late 19th century. Sometimes considered Chicago's "twin progeny," these two "cities" were instrumental in changing the perception of Chicago from a city of barbarous materialism to one of refinement and culture.

NoteS:
  • Advance reservations are required for this tour.
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour. View the CAC's hours.
  • Access to building interiors featured on this tour may be subject to change, due to weekend and holiday schedules or unforeseen closures.

Upcoming University of Chicago Tours