Chicago History Minute

October 31, 1934, was the last day of the Century of Progress Exposition. This was the second World’s Fair held in Chicago and was attended by more than 40 million people.
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Step-on Tours

step-ontoursMonday through Friday; 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Explore the city by motor coach with your very own guide.

Must have own motor coach transportation with sound system and seating for guide. Minimum of 20 people per tour.

Cost: Call 312-799-2162 or e-mail us at grouptours@chicagohistory.org.

Duration: 2-3 hours

Best of Chicago

Experience Chicago’s best, including our breathtaking skyline, architectural treasures, Magnificent Mile, theater and financial districts, and Millennium Park. This tour also available in Spanish.

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Chicago’s Ethnic Neighborhoods

Discover the city of neighborhoods and get a flavor for the richness of other cultures from Andersonville to Argyle Street, Chinatown to Greektown, and Little Italy to Lincoln Square, Bronzeville to Hyde Park and Southshore.

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Chicago’s Jewish Communities

The history of the Chicago Jewish communities began in the 1830s and by 1930 there were almost 300,000 Jews, almost 9 percent of Chicago's population, living in Chicago.  Jewish history is one of arrival, growth, maturation, relocation, and dispersion.  Our tour of the Jewish communities includes various neighborhoods, religious, cultural, and charitable institutions.  Edward Mazur leads this bus tour of sites connected to the Chicago Jewish community. Tours available Sunday through Thursday.

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City of Scoundrels

A blimp crashes in the financial district. A young girl is kidnapped. And the deadliest race riots in Chicago history break out. Spend the afternoon touring two transformative weeks in July 1919 on a tour inspired by Gary Krist’s book.

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Devil in the White City

Imagine the grandeur of the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 depicted in Erik Larson’s best-selling book as you tour sites from the Midway Plaisance to the Wooded Isle.

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Hot Time in the City–The Great Chicago Fire

Sound the alarm! Blaze through town with a historian, visiting sites related to this amazing story of tragedy and triumph. Please leave all lanterns and cows at home.

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