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From neighborhood walks to river cruises, the Chicago History Museum offers a variety of ways to experience the city’s iconic and unexpected stories.


Shrouded in mystery and taboo, few places allow visitors to connect with the colorful characters of Chicago’s past like our fascinating cemeteries do.

Graceland Cemetery | Saturday, May 13, 10:00 a.m.

SOLD OUT-Bohemian National Cemetery—After Hours | Saturday, May 13, 6:30 p.m.

Rosehill West | Sunday, May 14, 1:00 p.m.


Cool down your hot dog on a stroll through Lincoln Park with your canine companion.

History Puppy Crawl | Saturday & Sunday, 10:30 a.m.


Boost your brainpower and your booty while you explore the city.

Gold Coast Running Tour | Saturday, May 13, 9:30 a.m.

Giants in the Park Bike Tour | Sunday, May 14, 9:30 a.m.


Recently deemed the “Greatest Drinking City in the U.S.” by GQ Magazine, Chicago has long been home to a bevy of beverages. From coffee brews to Prohibition booze, these taverns, cafés, and saloons have some tales to tell.

Joe on the Go Coffee Tour | Saturday, May 13, 9:00 a.m.

Prohibition by the Barrel | Saturday, May 13, 11:00 a.m.

Haunted Taverns | Saturday, May 13, 8:00 p.m.

The Old-Time Saloon Pre-Prohibition Drinking Culture in Chicago | Sunday, May 14, 2:00 p.m.

“L” Tours

History, elevated. Uncover the stories hidden within your everyday commute.

Movement of the People (Blue Line) | Saturday, May 13, 11:00 a.m.

Innovation and Architecture (Green Line South) | Saturday, May 13, 11:00 a.m.

Above the City (Brown Line) | Sunday, May 14, 1:00 p.m.

Man vs. Nature (Green Line West) | Sunday, May 14, 1:00 p.m.


Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and discover the architecture, history, and development of these places that make our city unique.

SATURDAY SOLD OUT-Gold Coast | Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 a.m.

Old Town | Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 a.m.

Bronzeville | Saturday, May 13, 2:00 p.m.

SOLD OUT-Pilsen Murals | Saturday, May 13, 2:00 p.m.

Sheffield Stroll | Sunday, May 14, 2:00 p.m.


From real estate to retail, pushing sexual boundaries, the tragedies that shaped us and art in the unlikeliest of places.

SOLD OUT-Playboy | Saturday, May 13, 10:30 a.m.

Augmented Reality: The Eastland Disaster | Saturday, May 13, 11:00 a.m.

SOLD OUT-Street Art and Graffiti | Saturday, May 13, 4:00 p.m.

Early Bird Chicago | Sunday, May 14, 8:00 a.m.

SOLD OUT-What the Lady Wants | Sunday, May 14, 1:00 p.m.


Back by popular demand, these fan favorites are always a crowd pleaser. So remember to register early—and often.

Devil in the White City Bus Tour | Saturday, May 13, 1:00 p.m.

Early Chicago by the River | Saturday, May 13, 6:30 p.m.


Inspired by Spies Traitors, and Saboteurs, these tours explore the way real or perceived acts of terrorism affected the city of Chicago, its residents, and law enforcement.

SOLD OUT-Radicalism and Reaction Trolley Tour | Saturday, May 13, 1:00 p.m.

Haymarket Walking Tour | Sunday, May 14, 2:00 p.m.


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