Chicago: Treasures of the Golden Age Walking Tour

134 Reviews
Tours Culture & history Walking tours Wheelchair accessible For returning travelers Sightseeing Tours Theme Tours Cruises & boat tours Architecture tours History & heritage Solo travelers' tours Brooklyn Walking Tours

Discover many of Chicago's architectural landmark buildings from the late 19th and early 20th century. This tour through Chicago's famous Loop includes the dazzling interiors of Marshall Field’s, the Palmer House Hotel and the Chicago Cultural Center.

Highlights

  • Learn about the great architectural landmarks from the Golden Age (1890s-1930s) on Michigan Avenue and State Street
  • Hear about the city's architectural gems—museums, department stores, skyscrapers and concert halls—and the men and women who inspired them
  • Understand why Chicago was determined to become a great cultural metropolis after the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893
  • See buildings designed by noted architects like Daniel Burnham, Louis Sullivan and Holabird and Roche
  • Learn from your local expert guide, trained by the Chicago Architecture Center – the city’s leading authority on architecture

Description

This Historic Treasures of Chicago tour covers the most significant historic architectural landmarks in Chicago’s Loop. Your expert guide, trained by the Chicago Architecture Center, will focus on great cultural buildings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, which harkened back to earlier time periods and were designed in revival styles such as Beaux Arts, neo-Georgian and neo-Gothic. Marvel at exteriors and interiors of dazzling beauty and startling originality, and get a glimpse inside some of the city's most beloved buildings.    The highlights of this walking tour will include the Chicago Cultural Center, home to the world's largest Tiffany dome; the iconic Marshall Field's department store, now Macy's on State; and the Palmer House, a beautifully restored hotel from the 1920s.  Tickets purchased for experiences run by the Chicago Architecture Center help build the greater Chicago community. When you hit the pavement on a walking tour, set sail on an award-winning river cruise (Chicago's First Lady), or visit the Center, you’re helping fund Chicago Architecture Center education initiatives like Girls Build!, Teen Fellows and the Newhouse Architecture + Design Competition. Or you may be helping to keep programs like Open House Chicago free for participants for years to come. As a certified nonprofit, all Chicago Architecture Center ticket purchases directly support local education efforts and community engagement projects.

Includes

New: admission to the Chicago Architecture Center Exhibits 2-hour walking tour Chicago Architecture Center certified guide

Important Information

  • This tour is unable to provide secure storage for luggage or strollers
  • Unfortunately there are no refunds due to the weather and tours depart rain or shine
  • Pets are not allowed, but service animals are welcome

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

Gallery

Book Now!

My Lists

Create New Guide

OR

Mini Guides
Arrow

Login to create your guides for Chicago.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide

Cancel

Cancel

Create & Share your own Guide to Chicago with friends and family!

Add your recommended places to visit by browsing the website and pressing the icon.

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Mini Guides section

Lists

We Are Part of the My Guide Network!

My Guide Chicago is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 120+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations

Events in Chicago

Filter Events by Sub-Category

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in Chicago