Introduction to Chicago: Fort Dearborn and Beyond

Dive deep into Chicago's fascinating history
$260 and up
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Tour Details
About the Tour
History, Orientation
3 hours
Photos & Highlights
  • Connect the dots between Chicago's history and its current day position as an urban metropolis
  • Led by an expert historian
  • Chicago River, Fort Dearborn, and Millennium Park
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Where You'll Start
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5 Reviews (4.52)

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We were a large group and Sally managed to rein us in very gently! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the tour and had fun! Everything went perfectly and the amount of information imparted was just right. We send our thanks to Sally!!
Tour was great! Sally was knowledgable and very nice. I would prefer that our tour guides ask first before giving kids sugary treats. This particular afternoon, I would have preferred that my son not get a box of cracker jacks and a brownie with ice cream to eat, but I was put in the position of having to be the mean parent and saying "no" to a treat that was offered (versus if she had asked me first discreetly, I could have asked her not to offer them).
William was an outstanding guide for our private group tour in Chicago. A late April surprise, a snowy and intensely windy weather event, presented quite a challenge which William handled masterfully. He enveloped his passionate expertise in architecture with a fascinating presentation of Chicago history. He offered us a wide range of perspectives, answered our questions patiently and thoughtfully, and graced our tour with his wit. He responded to our interests with easy flexibility, tailoring examples specifically and uniquely to our group. The weather was certainly a challenge, but William's skill in making us comfortable made for a most memorable, informative and delightful tour! Our suggestion for Context would be to be aware that the suggested tour meeting place outside the Tribune Tower at 435 North Michigan Avenue is now completely wrapped in scaffolding, the entire block is a construction zone, and very confusing. The nearby Plaza, near identifiable sculpture busts, would be far easier to assemble and identify a tour group and leader.