Train & Walking Tour: Chicago's Prairie District - Street of the Elite

9 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Group Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 4 hr

Get a sense for how Chicago's wealthiest residents lived around the turn of the century and what remains today. This unique Chicago tour begins with an exploration of one of the city's newly-revitalized spaces: The beautiful Chicago Athletic Association Hotel. A short ride on the Green Line takes us to the Prairie District, home to many historic sites such as Motor Row, the former Chess Records and the oldest house in the city. Highlights of this tour also include docent-led mini tours at the landmark Second Presbyterian Church and the Glessner House. After enjoying some refreshments at a local employee-owned/woman-owned cafe, we'll board the train back to the Loop for our final stop — the elegant Palmer House Hotel.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At:

Meet your guide and kick things off with a tour of this historic hotel.

Duration: 25 minutes

Pass By: Chess Records

Guests will learn about the building that produced some of the most well-known and influential Blues music of Chicago.

Stop At:

Guests will receive a private docent-led mini tour.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By:

Guests will see the oldest house in Chicago and learn how elite Chicagoans lived at the turn of the century.

Stop At:

Guests will receive a private docent-led mini tour.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At:

Take a break and enjoy a snack at this unique employee-owned/woman-owned cafe (purchases optional).

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Palmer House Hilton Historic Lobby

Explore the beautiful interior of this famous building and end with a sweet treat (purchases optional).

Duration: 20 minutes
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