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February 2018
Museum Tour
12
History Highlights Tour

1:30 p.m.

Explore our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America on a 30-minute tour that focuses on a specific aspect of Chicago history.
Museum Tour
26
History Highlights Tour

1:30 p.m.

Explore our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America on a 30-minute tour that focuses on a specific aspect of Chicago history.
May 2018
ChicaGO24, Tour
12
ChicaGO24

From neighborhood walks to river cruises, the Chicago History Museum offers a variety of ways to experience the city’s iconic and unexpected stories.  
ChicaGO24, Tour
13
ChicaGO24

From neighborhood walks to river cruises, the Chicago History Museum offers a variety of ways to experience the city’s iconic and unexpected stories.   
June 2018
Boat Tour, Tour
01
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
L Tour, Tour
03
Brown Line | Above The City

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Explore the historic buildings and back porches of the North Side on the city’s picturesque Brown Line. Take in the architecture of the business district at Armitage and the German heritage of Lincoln Square, where the tour concludes.
Boat Tour, Tour
03
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
08
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
10
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Museum Tour
11
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Get to know the history of meatpacking in Chicago on this free 30-minute tour of Chicago: Crossroads of America.
Boat Tour, Tour
15
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
17
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Running Tour, Tour
23
History Fun Run: Life & Style

9:45 a.m.

Discover how the Gold Coast became one of the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods and hear stories of early Chicago’s rich and famous residents. 
Tour, Walking Tour
24
What the Lady Wants

2:00 p.m.

Sold Out!
Boat Tour, Tour
24
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Museum Tour
25
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Discover how Chicago works hard and plays hard on this 30-minute tour of Chicago: Crossroads of America with volunteer gallery interpreter Richard Johnson.
Boat Tour, Tour
29
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
30
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Walking Tour
30
Shel Silverstein’s Chicago Stroll

1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Writer Shel Silverstein is beloved for classics such as The Giving Tree, Where the Sidewalk Ends, and the hit Johnny Cash song “A Boy Named Sue,” but did you know he was Chicago-born and raised?
July 2018
Boat Tour, Tour
01
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
06
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
07
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
08
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
13
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
14
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
L Tour, Tour
15
Brown Line | Above The City

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Explore the historic buildings and back porches of the North Side on the city’s picturesque Brown Line. Take in the architecture of the business district at Armitage and the German heritage of Lincoln Square, where the tour concludes.
Boat Tour, Tour
15
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
20
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
21
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
22
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
28
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
29
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
August 2018
Boat Tour, Tour
03
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
L Tour, Tour
05
Brown Line | Above The City

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Explore the historic buildings and back porches of the North Side on the city’s picturesque Brown Line. Take in the architecture of the business district at Armitage and the German heritage of Lincoln Square, where the tour concludes.
Boat Tour, Tour
05
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
10
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Bike Tour, Tour
11
Ride Like the Devil Bike Tour

9:00 a.m.

Pedal through the past with Greg Borzo, author of Where to Bike Chicago and Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains.
Boat Tour, Tour
12
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Cemetery Tour, Tour
12
Rosehill Cemetery West

1:00 p.m.

Featuring beautifully landscaped grounds and grand monuments, this walking tour led by historian Al Walavich reveals the history of the city’s growth and its diverse inhabitants.
Boat Tour, Tour
17
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
19
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
24
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Running Tour, Tour
25
History Fun Run: Life & Style

9:45 a.m.

Discover how the Gold Coast became one of the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods and hear stories of early Chicago’s rich and famous residents. 
Boat Tour, Tour
26
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Trolley Tour
26
Chicago ’68 Trolley Tour – SOLD OUT

1:00–4:00 p.m.

Venture into the influential, eventful, and often turbulent decade that was the 1960s on this new tour.
Boat Tour, Tour
31
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
September 2018
Boat Tour, Tour
02
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Walking Tour
08
Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains

9:30 am

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
L Tour, Tour
09
Brown Line: Urban Hike

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
Running Tour, Tour
22
History Fun Run: Life & Style

9:45 a.m.

Get your heart pumping as you explore Chicago neighborhoods and landmarks. 
Walking Tour
22
SOLD OUT! Playboy Walking Tour

10:30 a.m.

Join Elizabeth Fraterrigo, author of Playboy and the Making of the Good Life in Modern America, on a tour that highlights Playboy’s story and the lifestyle it evoked.
October 2018
L Tour, Tour
07
Brown Line: Urban Hike

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
Museum Tour
08
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Led by a volunteer gallery interpreter, this 30-minute tour of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America explores a specific aspect of Chicago’s history.
Cemetery Tour, Tour
20
SOLD OUT! Art Deco Cemetery Tour

1:00 p.m.

On this walking tour with historian and cemetery expert Al Walavich, visit the more contemporary sections of Bohemian National Cemetery to see how unexpected styles such as Art Deco and mid-century modernism were used to commemorate and mourn the dead.
Cemetery Tour, Tour
21
SOLD OUT! After Hours at Bohemian National Cemetery

4:00 p.m.

Do you dare venture into the darker corners of Chicago history? Join us on these spine-tingling excursions to discover the stories of infamous crimes and criminals, visit notorious sites and haunted locales, and walk the city’s cemeteries.
Museum Tour
22
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Led by a volunteer gallery interpreter, this 30-minute tour of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America explores a specific aspect of Chicago’s history.
Tour, Walking Tour
23
SOLD OUT! Garden of the Dead

8:00 PM

Do you dare venture into the darker corners of Chicago history? Join us on these spine-tingling excursions to discover the stories of infamous crimes and criminals, visit notorious sites and haunted locales, and walk the city’s cemeteries.
Tour, Walking Tour
30
SOLD OUT! Garden of the Dead

8:00 PM

Do you dare venture into the darker corners of Chicago history? Join us on these spine-tingling excursions to discover the stories of infamous crimes and criminals, visit notorious sites and haunted locales, and walk the city’s cemeteries.
November 2018
Bus Tour, Tour
03
Bus Tour: Chicago Crime History

1:00 p.m.

Award-winning Chicago author and historian Richard Lindberg leads this bus tour of famous and forgotten crime scenes north and northwest of downtown Chicago.
Museum Tour
12
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Join one of our volunteer gallery interpreters for a 30-minute tour of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focuses on a specific aspect of Chicago’s history.
Museum Tour
26
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Join one of our volunteer gallery interpreters for a 30-minute tour of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focuses on a specific aspect of Chicago’s history.
December 2018
Bus Tour, Tour
01
SOLD OUT! Bus Tour: Sacred Spaces

1:00 p.m.

This annual holiday favorite returns! Join Rolf Achilles, professor of historic preservation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and author of Stained Glass in Houses of Worship, to explore sanctuaries that communities have shaped and reshaped.
Museum Tour
03
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Join one of our volunteer gallery interpreters for a 30-minute tour of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focuses on a specific aspect of Chicago’s history.
Museum Tour
17
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Join one of our volunteer gallery interpreters for a 30-minute tour of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focuses on a specific aspect of Chicago’s history.
January 2019
Museum Tour
14
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Join one of our volunteer gallery interpreters for a 30-minute tour of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focuses on a specific aspect of Chicago’s history.
Museum Tour
28
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Join one of our volunteer gallery interpreters for a 30-minute tour of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focuses on a specific aspect of Chicago’s history.
February 2019
Museum Tour
11
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Join one of our volunteer gallery interpreters for a 30-minute tour of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focuses on a specific aspect of Chicago’s history.
Museum Tour
25
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Join one of our volunteer gallery interpreters for a 30-minute tour of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focuses on a specific aspect of Chicago’s history.
March 2019
Bus Tour
02
Blues Bus Tour

1:00 p.m.

Explore Bronzeville and the South Side to discover how the Delta blues came to Chicago during the Great Migration and evolved into its own distinct sound.
Tour, Walking Tour
10
Union Station Walking Tour

1:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
Trolley Tour
10
Chicago Herstory

1:00–4:00 p.m.

Join CHM educator Megan Clark on a trolley tour to find out more about the famous, infamous, and little-known women of Chicago who left indelible marks on the city.
Bus Tour, Tour
23
Devil in the White City Bus Tour

1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Inspired by Erik Larson’s best-selling book, go back to 1893 to follow the trails of Daniel Burnham and the devilish doings of H. H. Holmes.
Tour, Walking Tour
24
Union Station Walking Tour

1:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
Tour, Walking Tour
31
Union Station Walking Tour

1:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
April 2019
L Tour, Tour
07
The Loop L Tour

1:00–4:00 p.m.

Enjoy an urban hike to discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
Trolley Tour
07
Chicago’s On Fire

1:00 p.m.

Follow the Great Chicago Fire’s path of destruction by trolley from the site of the O’Leary barn to the Near North Side.
Tour, Walking Tour
13
Pilsen Murals Walking Tour

2:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Bus Tour, Tour
13
Devil in the White City Bus Tour

1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Inspired by Erik Larson’s best-selling book, go back to 1893 to follow the trails of Daniel Burnham and the devilish doings of H. H. Holmes.
Tour, Walking Tour
14
Union Station Walking Tour

1:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
Running Tour, Tour
27
History Fun Run: Life & Style

9:45 a.m.

Get your heart pumping as you explore Chicago neighborhoods and landmarks. 
Walking Tour
27
Bronzeville Walking Tour

2:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
Cemetery Tour, Tour
28
Rosehill Cemetery East

1:00 p.m.

Featuring beautifully landscaped grounds and grand monuments, this walking tours led by historian Al Walavich reveals the history of the city’s growth and its diverse inhabitants.
L Tour, Tour
28
Brown Line | Above The City

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Enjoy an urban hike to discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
May 2019
Tour, Walking Tour
04
Glitterati on the Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Bike Tour, Tour
04
Ride Like the Devil Bike Tour

9:45 a.m.

Pedal through the past with Greg Borzo, author of Where to Bike Chicago and Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains.
Cemetery Tour, Tour
05
Graceland Cemetery Tour

1:00 p.m.

Featuring beautifully landscaped grounds and grand monuments, these walking tours led by historian Al Walavich reveal the history of the city’s growth and its diverse inhabitants.
Tour, Walking Tour
11
Historic Old Town Walking Tour

10:00 am.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Tour, Walking Tour
11
Glitterati on the Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Tour, Walking Tour
11
Pilsen Murals Walking Tour

2:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Bus Tour
11
Blues Bus Tour

1:00 p.m.

Explore Bronzeville and the South Side to discover how the Delta blues came to Chicago during the Great Migration and evolved into its own distinct sound.
Boat Tour, Tour
17
Art Deco By Boat

7:00 p.m.

Sit back and take in the skyline at sunset as CHM’s John Russick narrates the history of art deco buildings along the river.
Tour, Walking Tour
18
Glitterati on the Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Tour, Walking Tour
18
Historic Old Town Walking Tour

10:00 am.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Tour, Walking Tour
18
Sheffield Stroll

2:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and explore them on foot!
Tour, Walking Tour
19
Leopold and Loeb

2:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and explore them on foot!
L Tour, Tour
19
Brown Line | Above The City

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Enjoy an urban hike to discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
Boat Tour, Tour
24
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
25
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
26
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
31
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
June 2019
Boat Tour, Tour
01
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Tour, Walking Tour
02
Union Station Walking Tour

1:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
Boat Tour, Tour
02
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Tour, Walking Tour
08
Historic Old Town Walking Tour

10:00 am.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Tour, Walking Tour
08
Glitterati on the Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Boat Tour, Tour
08
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
09
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
14
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Tour, Walking Tour
15
Strolling through Sheffield in Lincoln Park

2:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and explore them on foot!
Boat Tour, Tour
15
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Tour, Walking Tour
16
Union Station Walking Tour

1:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
L Tour, Tour
16
Brown Line | Above The City

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Enjoy an urban hike to discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
Boat Tour, Tour
16
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
21
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Tour, Walking Tour
22
Historic Old Town Walking Tour

10:00 am.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Tour, Walking Tour
22
Glitterati on the Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Bus Tour, Tour
22
Devil in the White City Bus Tour

1:00 p.m.

Inspired by Erik Larson’s best-selling book, go back to 1893 to follow the trails of Daniel Burnham and the devilish doings of H. H. Holmes.
Boat Tour, Tour
22
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Walking Tour
22
Fishman’s Fabrics: Inspiration for Fashion & Interior Design

2:00 p.m.

Learn about textiles from the experts on this walking tour of Fishman’s Fabrics, an iconic family-owned business that has imported fabrics for fashion and interior design since 1903.
Cemetery Tour, Tour
23
Graceland Cemetery Tour

1:00 p.m.

Featuring beautifully landscaped grounds and grand monuments, these walking tours led by historian Al Walavich reveal the history of the city’s growth and its diverse inhabitants.
Boat Tour, Tour
23
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
28
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
29
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Walking Tour
29
Bronzeville Walking Tour

2:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
Boat Tour, Tour
30
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
July 2019
Boat Tour, Tour
05
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
06
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
07
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
12
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
Tour, Walking Tour
13
Historic Old Town Walking Tour

10:00 am.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Tour, Walking Tour
13
Glitterati on the Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Tour, Walking Tour
13
Pilsen Murals Walking Tour

2:00 p.m.

Chicago is an ever-evolving city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and explore them on foot!
Boat Tour, Tour
13
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
Tour, Walking Tour
14
Leopold and Loeb Walking Tour

2:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
L Tour, Tour
14
Brown Line | Above The City

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Enjoy an urban hike to discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
L Tour, Tour
14
The Loop L Tour

1:00–4:00 p.m.

Enjoy an urban hike to discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
Boat Tour, Tour
14
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
19
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
20
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
Bus Tour
20
Blues Bus Tour

1:00 p.m.

Explore Bronzeville and the South Side to discover how the Delta blues came to Chicago during the Great Migration and evolved into its own distinct sound.
Tour, Trolley Tour
21
Chicago: The Epicenter of Modern Design

1:00 p.m.

Travel by trolley to see where the aesthetic and industrial legacies began, such as the Sears, Roebuck & Co. and Montgomery Ward & Co. warehouses, Northerly Island, and the Radio Flyer factory.
Tour, Walking Tour
21
Union Station Walking Tour

1:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
Cemetery Tour, Tour
21
Rosehill Cemetery East

1:00 p.m.

Featuring beautifully landscaped grounds and grand monuments, this walking tours led by historian Al Walavich reveals the history of the city’s growth and its diverse inhabitants.
Boat Tour, Tour
21
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
Museum Tour
22
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Led by a volunteer gallery interpreter, this 30-minute tour of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America explores a specific aspect of Chicago’s history.
Boat Tour, Tour
26
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
Tour, Walking Tour
27
Historic Old Town Walking Tour

10:00 am.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Tour, Walking Tour
27
Glitterati on the Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Boat Tour, Tour
27
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
Tour, Walking Tour
28
Union Station Walking Tour

1:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
Boat Tour, Tour
28
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
August 2019
Boat Tour, Tour
02
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
03
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
L Tour, Tour
04
Brown Line | Above The City

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Enjoy an urban hike to discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
Boat Tour, Tour
04
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
Tour, Walking Tour
10
Pilsen Murals Walking Tour

2:00 p.m.

Chicago is an ever-evolving city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and explore them on foot!
Bus Tour, Tour
10
Devil in the White City Bus Tour

1:00 p.m.

Inspired by Erik Larson’s best-selling book, go back to 1893 to follow the trails of Daniel Burnham and the devilish doings of H. H. Holmes.
Boat Tour, Tour
10
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
Tour, Walking Tour
11
Union Station Walking Tour

1:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
Boat Tour, Tour
11
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
16
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
18
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
23
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
Tour, Walking Tour
24
Haymarket Walking Tour

2:00 p.m.

Join guide Paul Durica as he leads this tour of Haymarket sites, which still have a lot to say about how to preserve free speech and the right to peacefully assemble.
Tour, Walking Tour
24
Historic Old Town Walking Tour

10:00 am.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Tour, Walking Tour
24
Glitterati on the Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Tour, Trolley Tour
25
Hot Dog History Trolley Tour

2:00 p.m.

Back by popular demand! Join writer Bill Savage on this multistop exploration of hot dogs as an expression of the history of a city of immigrants and their street food cultures.
Cemetery Tour, Tour
25
Graceland Cemetery Tour

1:00 p.m.

Featuring beautifully landscaped grounds and grand monuments, these walking tours led by historian Al Walavich reveal the history of the city’s growth and its diverse inhabitants.
Boat Tour, Tour
25
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
30
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
31
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
September 2019
Boat Tour, Tour
01
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
L Tour, Tour
08
Brown Line | Above The City

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Enjoy an urban hike to discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
Tour, Walking Tour
14
Glitterati on the Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Tour, Walking Tour
14
Historic Old Town Walking Tour

10:00 am.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Bus Tour, Tour
21
Devil in the White City Bus Tour

1:00 p.m.

Inspired by Erik Larson’s best-selling book, go back to 1893 to follow the trails of Daniel Burnham and the devilish doings of H. H. Holmes.
Tour, Walking Tour
21
Glitterati on the Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Tour, Walking Tour
21
Pilsen Murals Walking Tour

2:00 p.m.

Chicago is an ever-evolving city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and explore them on foot!
L Tour, Tour
22
The Loop L Tour

1:00–4:00 p.m.

Enjoy an urban hike to discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
Tour, Walking Tour
28
Glitterati on the Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Tour, Walking Tour
28
Historic Old Town Walking Tour

10:00 am.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Tour, Walking Tour
29
Union Station Walking Tour

1:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
October 2019
Tour, Walking Tour
01
Garden of the Dead

8:00 PM

Do you dare venture into the darker corners of Chicago history? Join us on these spine-tingling excursions to discover the stories of infamous crimes and criminals, visit notorious sites and haunted locales, and walk the city’s cemeteries.
Bus Tour, Tour
05
Chicago’s on Fire

1:00 p.m.

Follow the Great Chicago Fire's path of destruction on a bus tour.
Tour, Walking Tour
05
Pilsen Murals Walking Tour

2:00 p.m.

Chicago is an ever-evolving city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and explore them on foot!
Cemetery Tour, Tour
06
Rosehill Cemetery West

1:00 p.m.

Explore the west side of Rosehill Cemetery, home to the first communal mausoleum in the region.
Tour, Walking Tour
12
Cancelled-Glitterati on the Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Tour, Walking Tour
13
Leopold and Loeb Walking Tour

2:00 p.m.

Do you dare venture into the darker corners of Chicago history? Join us on these spine-tingling excursions to discover the stories of infamous crimes and criminals, visit notorious sites and haunted locales, and walk the city’s cemeteries.
L Tour, Tour
20
Brown Line | Above The City

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Enjoy an urban hike to discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
Tour, Walking Tour
22
Garden of the Dead

8:00 PM

Do you dare venture into the darker corners of Chicago history? Join us on these spine-tingling excursions to discover the stories of infamous crimes and criminals, visit notorious sites and haunted locales, and walk the city’s cemeteries.
Cemetery Tour, Tour
26
Graceland Cemetery Tour

1:00 p.m.

Featuring beautifully landscaped grounds and grand monuments, these walking tours led by historian Al Walavich reveal the history of the city’s growth and its diverse inhabitants.
Cemetery Tour, Tour
27
Graceland Cemetery Tour

10:00 a.m.

Featuring beautifully landscaped grounds and grand monuments, these walking tours led by historian Al Walavich reveal the history of the city’s growth and its diverse inhabitants.
Tour, Walking Tour
27
Union Station Walking Tour

1:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
Cemetery Tour, Tour
31
Graceland Cemetery Tour

1:00 p.m.

Featuring beautifully landscaped grounds and grand monuments, these walking tours led by historian Al Walavich reveal the history of the city’s growth and its diverse inhabitants.
November 2019
Tour, Walking Tour
03
Union Station Walking Tour

1:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
Tour, Walking Tour
17
Union Station Walking Tour

1:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.

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