Chicago Architecture Foundation Bus Tours in Chicago, IL

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Overview

Discover the exciting diversity of Chicago’s architecture on this wide-ranging odyssey, which traces the city’s development from its founding to the present day. This is the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s most comprehensive tour, covering more than 30 miles of Chicago architecture and design in less than four hours!

Good To Know

  • Tour duration: approximately 3.5 hours.
  • Covers 30 miles of Chicago architecture, design, and landmarks.
  • The Robie House will be undergoing restoration work in 2018.
  • All tours meet at the CAF Shop and Tour Center located at 224 S. Michigan Ave.
  • Remember to bring your camera.

Description

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Discover the exciting diversity of Chicago’s architecture on this wide-ranging odyssey, which traces the city’s development from its founding to the present day. This is the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s most comprehensive tour, covering more than 30 miles of Chicago architecture and design in less than four hours!

On this journey, you’ll see world-renowned historic landmarks and buildings in a variety of neighborhoods, including the Loop, Hyde Park, the Gold Coast and more. Along the way, your knowledgeable local tour guide will provide insight into Chicago’s rich architectural history. This tour passes through parks, residential streets, two university campuses and areas along the lakefront. Among the stops is an interior tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House, led by the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust.

Please be advised that the Robie House will be undergoing restoration work in 2018.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chicago Architecture Foundation Bus Tours

How long is the tour?
The tour is approximately 3.5 hours long.

Who gives the tours?
All tours are led by CAF-certified volunteer docents who receive hundreds of hours of training about Chicago’s architecture and its history.

Is parking available?
Yes. The following parking garages are located near the Chicago Architecture Foundation:

  • The Grant Park South garage—enter on Michigan Ave.
  • The Millennium Park garage—enter on Wacker Dr.
  • Grant Park North garage—enter on Michigan Ave.

Is luggage or stroller storage available?
No.

What happens if it rains?
Tours are not refunded due to weather. Chicago Architecture Foundation walking tours depart rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

Are pets allowed on the tours?
Only service animals are welcome on tours.

What should I wear?
Dress for the weather forecast and wear comfortable attire.

Where do I meet for the tour?
Tours meet and begin at CAF Shop and Tour Center at 224 S. Michigan Ave.  Your ticket will indicate the departure location and time.

Can the tour buses accommodate wheelchairs?
Yes, our tour buses can accommodate wheelchairs. To ensure an accommodation, please note your request when booking your tour and follow the instructions on your ticket.