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Humboldt Park

Walking Tour | Paseo Boricua and Humboldt Park

Saturday, October 7

Join professional guide and local resident Eduardo Arocho on a walk through Humboldt Park. Located on Chicago’s Northwest Side, the Division Street area (a.k.a. Paseo Boricua), with its stores and restaurants, is home to Chicago’s Puerto Rican community.

Humboldt Park has been the symbolic nucleus of Puerto Rican Chicago since the 1960s. Park thoroughfares have been renamed in honor of notables (such as former governor of Puerto Rico Luis Muños Marín and nationalist leader Pedro Albizu Campos), reflecting abiding concerns for the homeland.

This thought-provoking tour explores the history of this iconic neighborhood through the public art proudly displayed along the six blocks of Division Street and in Humboldt Park.


Tour runs approximately 90 minutes. Presented in partnership with the Paseo Boricua Tour Company.


Masks are optional for our outdoor walking tours. Learn more about our COVID-19 safety policies and procedures. 

The crowd at the 27th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade along Dearborn Street in the Loop, Chicago, June 13, 1992. ST-19040908-0089, Chicago Sun-Times collection, CHM
Luis Ferré, Governor of Puerto Rico, marches in the Puerto Rican Parade with Mayor Richard J. Daley and Governor Richard Ogilvie on North State Street, Chicago, June 24, 1972. ST-11007066-0014, Chicago Sun-Times collection, CHM
Members of the Puerto Rican community march from Humboldt Park to the Daley Center via N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, June 11, 1977. ST-70006523-0010, Chicago Sun-Times collection, CHM
Students in conversation with police and community figures regarding Vietnam War protest at Bowen High School, 2710 E. 89th St., Chicago, Oct. 8, 1974. ST-14003191-0009, Chicago Sun-Times collection, CHM

The Details



7 th

10:00 a.m.



$ 25

$22.50 Members

Event Location

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