Open today 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

SOLD OUT! Professional guide Wendy Bright’s tour of Marshall Field & Company brings together the history of Chicago’s landmark department store with the secret love life of its founder, as portrayed in Renée Rosen’s book What the Lady Wants: A Novel of Marshall Field and the Gilded Age. While Field made his fortune enticing customers with his legendary customer service, he also charmed his way into the heart of socialite Delia Spencer, which led to an infamous love affair.

Tour runs approximately 1.5 hours.

$25, $20 members 

Sunday, May 14 at 1:00 p.m. | Meet inside Macy’s at 111 N. State Street by the watches



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Man and woman near the Marshall Field's clock on State Street, Chicago, Illinois, September 20, 1947.
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