Get to know the history of Chicago on this educational and entertaining walking tour.
Beginning on North Michigan Avenue in the Wrigley Building Plaza, enjoy a beverage at Peet’s Coffee and Tea while listening to the history of the Windy City. Learn how this once-swampland became one of the world’s leading cities — in just under 200 years.
Find out more about Marquette and Joliet and Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable — plus the Fort Dearborn Massacre, the Great Chicago Fire, the 1893 World’s Fair, the Union Stockyards and much more.
See some of Chicago’s architectural monuments along the Chicago River. Walk across the famous Michigan Avenue Bridge to the pedestrian waterfront Chicago Riverwalk, with newly expanded options for dining and entertainment. Also, see the Wrigley Building, Mather Tower, Wolf Point, Lyric Opera of Chicago and much more.
Then, learn to navigate the Pedway, a system of underground tunnels and overhead bridges in the heart of the Windy City, connecting over 40 blocks in the Loop. Learn to navigate these winding passages and discover some of the city’s first skyscrapers.