Chicago Architecture Center reopening
The Chicago Architecture Center has resumed a limited number of Walking Tours. Tickets are on sale now for April tours. Walking tours start at $26. Free to CAC members. The best deal if you plan on taking more than three walking tours is to become a member. Details below.
Where: Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Drive (@ Michigan), 312-922-3432 for general info
312-922-TOUR to book a tour.
To check for tours go here and then if you scroll down you can see what tours we are offering. You can also choose the “Calendar” option at the top of the page to check what is available on a specific date. Tickets can be purchased online.
The Box Office and Shop will re-open on Saturday, April 17, 2021 on week-ends only 10AM-4PM. The Exhibits are getting some up-dates and refresh and will not re-open until around May 6, 2021, subject to change depending on how the work progresses.
The Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady is expected to resume near the middle of April, exact date still to be announced.
Chicago Architecture Center reopening – Downtown Walking Tours returning April 17 and bookable:
Art Deco Skyscrapers: The Loop Art Deco masterpieces built in Chicago’s financial district during the Roaring ’20s
Chicago Architecture: A Walk Through Time Chicago’s early skyscrapers to supertall high rises
Must See Chicago Chicago’s most famous buildings and more: Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, Art Institute, Willis Tower
Historic Treasures of Chicago’s Golden Age architectural landmarks of Michigan Avenue and State Street 1890 to 1930
Chicago Icons: Connecting Past and Present see how architectural styles from the 1890s connect to today’s skyline
Mid-Century Modern Skyscrapers Chicago’s modernist masters, Mies, Goldberg and Graham, set the stage for the modern city center
Lights, Camera, Architecture! see architecture that starred in Ferris Bueller, Batman, the Blues Brothers and other films
Chicago Architecture Center reopening – Neighborhood Walking Tours returning April 17 include:
Fulton-Randolph Market 150-year evolution from food wholesaling and meatpacking to gourmet restaurants, technology hubs and boutique hotels
Northwestern University Campus a stunning, wooded campus on Lake Michigan with 19th Century Collegiate Gothic to cutting-edge designs
Kenwood the stately neighborhood, home to early industrialists, modern-day innovators and President Barack Obama
Hyde Park home to the 1893 World’s Fair, the University of Chicagoand Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece, Robie House, pre-Chicago Fire houses and the famous Midway.
Evanston Along the Lake one of Chicago’s most desirable suburbs, with many homes and churches with notable designs, where Daniel Burnham established his “country retreat”
Summer Celebrations Walking Tours bookable in late spring/early summer – Dates TBA
A Juneteenth Celebration walking tour, Civil War to Civil Rights at Oak Woods Cemetery, marks the celebration of the emancipation of enslaved people in Texas on June 19, 1865. The walking tour commemorates Chicago’s role in the Civil War and honors Civil Rights leaders laid to rest at Oak Woods including Ida B. Wells, Mayor Harold Washington and Jesse Owens.
Chicago Architecture Center reopening – Join the Chicago Architecture Center
The best deal, if you plan on going on more than three walking tours is to become a member. An Individual membership $80, Dual $150, Family $180. More info here.
Standard member benefits All benefits here
FREE admission to the Chicago Architecture Center
More than 65 FREE walking tours
Discounts on CAC Live virtual programs
Exclusive Open House Chicago benefits
Invitations to special events
On-site parking discount (4 hours for $15)
10% off at the CAC Design Store
Subscription to members’ edition of digital mini-magazine
Individual membership includes: River Cruise/Bus Tour Annual Benefit (one-time benefit per year)*
Buy-one-ticket-get-one-FREE on the Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady or select CAC bus tours.
All other memberships include: Buy-two-tickets-get-two-FREE on the Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady or select CAC bus tours.