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Bus Tour

Chicago’s on Fire

Saturday, October 5

Follow the Great Chicago Fire’s path of destruction with historian Al Walavich. Starting at the source of the fire—Mrs. O’Leary’s cowshed, now the Chicago Fire Department Training Facility—head to its northern boundaries in Lincoln Park. Along the way, learn about “fireproof” buildings that burned and the few structures that survived.

Tour lasts 3.5 to 4 hours and makes three to four stops. Meet at the Chicago History Museum.

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

Fire broadside, 1871.
Memories of the Chicago Fire of 1871 by Julia Lemos, 1912. ICHi-062293

The Details



5 th

1:00 p.m.



$ 55

$45 Members

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