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Walking Tours

Walking ToursJoin us for two-hour walking tours that will give you a more intimate view of Chicago. Tour running time: 90 minutes to two hours.

Ticket price includes complimentary Museum admission for the day of the walking tour.

Meet in front of the Museum, unless otherwise noted.

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Cemetery Tours

Graceland Cemetery

Saturday, October 25, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and 1:00–3:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 26,10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and 1:00–3:00 p.m.

Friday, October 31, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

Experience the history of Old Chicago on a stroll through one of the country’s most famous cemeteries. Historian Al Walavich leads you through the graves of Graceland, including the final resting places of Marshall Field, Louis Sullivan, Potter and Bertha Palmer, and George Pullman. Meet at the cemetery entrance at 4001 North Clark Street.

Saturday, October 25, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Cost: $25, $20 members

> This tour is sold out

Saturday, October 25, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

Cost: $25, $20 members

> This tour is sold out.

Sunday, October 26,10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Cost: $25, $20 members

> This tour is sold out.

Sunday, October 26, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

Cost: $25, $20 members

> This tour is sold out.

Friday, October 31, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

Cost: $25, $20 members

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Garden of the Dead: The History of Lincoln Park’s Elusive Graves

Tuesday, October 28, 8:00–10:00 p.m.

Chicago’s early dead were trafficked into and out of the Chicago City Cemetery, the area’s first municipal graveyard. Pamela Bannos, author of the Hidden Truths project, shares stories of grave robbers, improper burials, and the confusion that led to the creation of Lincoln Park. Before midnight strikes, explore the gone but not forgotten history buried in the Museum’s backyard. Bring your own headlamp or flashlight. Meet at the Museum.

Cost: $40, $30 members

> This tour is sold out.

After Hours at Bohemian National Cemetery

Sunday, November 9, 4:00–6:00 p.m.

Spanning 126 acres, Bohemian National Cemetery contains one of the city’s finest collections of funerary art. Explore the grounds with historian Al Walavich after the gates are locked. Bring your own headlamp or flashlight. Meet at the cemetery entrance at 5255 North Pulaski Road.

Sunday, November 9

Cost: $25, $20 members

> This tour is sold out.

Union Station

Sundays, November 9 and 23, 1:00 p.m.

Envisioned by Daniel Burnham in the early 1900s and completed in 1925, Chicago Union Station boasted a Beaux Arts–style waiting room with eighteen Corinthian columns, terra-cotta walls, Tennessee marble floors, and a five-story atrium. Explore the architecture above street level, the action of the rails below, and the stories of one of America’s last grand railway stations. Meet at Union Station, 500 West Jackson Boulevard. Tour running time: 90 minutes to two hours.

Sunday, November 9

Cost: $25, $20 members

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Sunday, November 23

Cost: $25, $20 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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