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ChicaGO24 Kicks off Summer Tours


Explore Chicago’s Neighborhoods Over One Weekend

Walk, ride, bike and run on more than 24 expert-led tours around Chicago’s neighborhoods at ChicaGO24, the Chicago History Museum’s weekend summer tour kick-off from Saturday, May 13 to Sunday, May 14.

“Tours designed for dog walkers, athletes and other specialized groups offer unique experiences for those looking to enjoy history in their own way,” said Ilana Bruton, public programs manager at the Chicago History Museum.

Highlights include:

  • Street Art and Graffiti Tour. Explore Logan Square’s street art and graffiti with poet and playwright Kevin Coval.
  • Joe on the Go Coffee Tour. Discover the ins and outs of coffee & find out what it’s like to be a master taster at a cupping demo.
  • Gold Coast Running Tour. This running tour, led at a casual pace, features a variety of architectural styles and notable characters from Catholic cardinals to Playboy bunnies.
  • History Puppy Crawl. Discover the history of beautiful Lincoln Park on Chicago’s first walking tour designed exclusively for dog lovers and their canine companions.

Tours are led by expert guides that include curators, historians, artists, authors and specially trained volunteers. Mode of transportation can include: bus, boat, trolley, walking, running, L, bike, dog-friendly walking tours, cemetery walking tours and tours by barrel bus.

Individual tours are available for ticket purchase, and prices vary per tour. All ChicaGO24 tour tickets include complimentary general admission to the Museum on the same day as the scheduled tour.

The Museum offers tours year-round that provide fun and interesting ways for new audiences to discover the city’s history.

Event participants are encouraged to share their adventures with the Museum on Twitter and Instagram @ChicagoMuseum with the hashtag #ChicaGO24. For more information on ChicaGO24, including the full schedule of tours, visit


The Chicago History Museum is situated on ancestral homelands of the Potawatomi people, who cared for the land until forced out by non-Native settlers. Established in 1856, the Museum is now at 1601 N. Clark Street in Lincoln Park, its third location. As a major museum and research center for Chicago and U.S. history, the Chicago History Museum strives to be a destination for learning, inspiration and civic engagement. Through dynamic exhibitions, tours, publications, special events and programming, the Museum connects people to Chicago’s history and to each other. To share Chicago stories, the Museum collects and preserves millions of artifacts, documents, images and other items that are relevant to the city’s history. The Museum gratefully acknowledges the support of the Chicago Park District on behalf of the people of Chicago. 

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