Buildings from 3 Centuries
Chicago is home to the first skyscraper and ever since 1885, Chicago has been known for its magnificent architecture. During this 2 hour walking tour we will explore the exteriors and interiors of 19th century Beaux Arts and Chicago School styles, 20th century Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern and Post-Modern styles and the architecture of the 21st century.
(Please contact me to confirm preferred date and time with guide before booking. )
This is a leisurely walking tour. You can choose to cover as little as a few city blocks or a couple of miles. Our walking pace wlll determine the number of sites visited.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We will meet in the Randolph Street lobby of the Chicago Cultural Center (the former Chicago Public Library) at Randolph Street and Michigan Avenue. I can provide directions from your hotel. I can also arrange to meet you at your downtown hotel.
End location: We will return to the starting point or I will provide directions back to your hotel.
Duration: 2 hours
Our walking pace wlll determine the number of sites visited.
This is a leisurely walking tour. You can choose to cover as little as a few city blocks or a couple of miles. Our walking pace will determine the number of sites visited.
You will receive a welcome packet at your downtown hotel. I provide bottled water for each guest. I can take digital photographs and videos at each location and download them to you. Each guest will receive a post card of a Chicago landmark to keep as a souvenir or to mail to someone back home.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1 USD - There are no extra costs during this tour other than for any souvenirs, food and beverage or other personal items you wish to purchase.
Should you wish to take public transportation, you will need to purchase a CTA transit pass. There are no extra costs other than for your souvenirs, food and beverages and other personal items you may wish to purchase.
I do not own a car, but can accompany you in your car or on public transportation.
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Lynn was great. She was very knowledgeable and warm. She knew her stuff and taught us a lot about the evolution of architecture in Chicago. She made us feel most welcome and was a great guide.