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Old Town

Walking Tour | Historic Old Town

Saturday, October 14

The Chicago History Museum sits on the edge of Old Town, a neighborhood rich in history. The Chicago area was home to the Potawatomi, whose villages were built on these lands. After they were forcibly removed, German farmers settled there to make their homes. Since then, it has served as an enclave for Puerto Rican migrants, a home to the first gay rights organization in the US, as well a vibrant arts scene.

On this tour, explore stories of recovery from the 1871 Great Chicago Fire and the neighborhood as the center of Chicago bohemianism in the 1960s and 1970s. Highlights include a post-Fire shelter cottage, the Midwest Buddhist Temple, numerous historic residences, and St. Michael’s Church.

Tour runs 1.5 to 2 hours. Meet at the Chicago History Museum.

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

The Details



14 th

10:00 a.m.



$ 25

$22.50 Members

Event Location

Chicago History Museum 

1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614

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