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Chicago: Treasures of the Golden Age Walking Tour107 Reviews
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.
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- 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
DescriptionThis 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.
IncludesNew: admission to the Chicago Architecture Center Exhibits 2-hour walking tour Chicago Architecture Center certified guide
- 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