Bus Tours

Bus ToursExperience the heritage and excitement of Chicago by motorcoach with these special guided tours.

Bus tours occur on select Saturdays from 1:00–5:00 p.m. and meet at the Museum.

If the tour you are interested in is sold out, contact Visitor Services at 312-642-4600 to request a place on our waiting list or inquire about our private bus tours.

Tour Listing

Historic Hotels of Chicago

Saturday, October 25, 1:00–5:00 p.m.

Let architectural historian Rolf Achilles guide you through the lobbies of some of Chicago’s most lavish hotels—the Four Seasons, Peninsula, Sofitel, Radisson Blu, InterContinental, Trump, and Langham. The tour concludes with cocktails and conversation at the bar of one of these iconic establishments.

Cost: $55, $45 members

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Devil in the White City

Saturday, November 8, 1:00–5:00 p.m.

Based on Erik Larson’s best-selling book, this tour takes you back to 1893. Follow the trails of Daniel Burnham and the devilish doings of H. H. Holmes. Visit the former sites of the fairgrounds and infamous murder castle, the Garden of the Phoenix, and more.

Cost: $55, $45 members

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Dark Passages: A Tour of Chicago's Places of Infamy

Saturday, November 15, 1:00–5:00 p.m.

For many years, crime historian Richard Lindberg has conducted exhaustive research into the darkest corners of Chicago history and is back with a new tour. Explore some of Chicago’s most notorious crime scenes, including the two Death Corners, one on the Near North Side where the Black Hand reigned in terror in the early 1900s and another in the stockyards district, where labor violence, devastating fires, and the Ragen’s Colts street gang wreaked havoc.
A tour of the yards would be incomplete without a stop at the infamous cesspool once known as Bubbly Creek. Meet at the Museum.

Cost: $55, $45 members. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

This tour is sold out.

The Museum is proud to use Chicago Classic Coach for our bus tours.

Refund Policy:
Refunds for a tour will be given in the form of tour credit which can be applied to another tour. Credit will be given with a minimum of two weeks notice prior to the day of the tour. No exceptions.

Weather Hotline:
The Museum maintains a Weather Hotline to provide updates about weather-related delays or cancellation. If you think your program or tour may be affected by inclement weather, please call 312-799-2002 for the most current information about your tour.

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