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History Pub Crawls

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Join tavern historian Liz Garibay for a thirst-free history adventure through some of Chicago’s unique watering holes. Tours make approximately four stops and explore the history of each establishment and its neighborhood.

Participants receive drink specials at each location when possible. Beverages and food are not included in the ticket price.

Purchasing Group Tickets: For groups larger than 8, we ask that you book a Private Group Tour.

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Meeting Location:
Unless otherwise noted, tours begin at the main entrance of the Museum.

Pub crawl sold out? Please call 312-642-4600 to request a place on our waiting list or inquire about our private pub crawls.

Booze, Bars, and Bootlegging! Prohibition Era Chicago

Thursday, October 16, 7:00–10:00 p.m.

Find out what makes Chicago untouchable. Get a taste of infamous speakeasies frequented by some of Chicago’s most notorious gangsters—Capone, Moran, and Dillinger. Learn how Prohibition came to be, fascinating facts about the era, and how it ultimately shaped the city and its image.

Cost: $40, $30 members

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Haunted History

Tuesday, October 21, 7:00–10:00 p.m.

Join supernatural expert Ursula Bielski on a journey by trolley to some of Chicago’s most haunted drinking establishments. Get a glimpse into the city’s paranormal past as you enjoy “spirits” on this spooktacular pub crawl.

Cost: $40, $30 members

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Refund Policy:

Refunds for a tour will be given in the form of tour credit which can be applied to another tour. Credit will be given with a minimum of two weeks notice prior to the day of the tour. No exceptions.

Weather Hotline:
The Museum maintains a Weather Hotline to provide updates about weather-related delays or cancellation. If you think your program or tour may be affected by inclement weather, please call 312-799-2002 for the most current information about your tour.

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