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Wednesday
May 16

Open Daily

Current Exhibitions

Tour

Frank Lloyd Wright by Bus

Discover the neighborhood where Wright's famed Prairie Style of architecture evolved. The tour includes bus transportation to and from Oak Park with commentary, a one-hour interior tour of Wright’s Home and Studio and a walking tour of the Frank Lloyd…

Price
$55 public, $47 CAF members
Duration
4 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$55 public, $47 CAF members
Duration
4 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Historic Skyscrapers

Chicago is home to some of the world's earliest skyscrapers and innovations required to make a tall building. On this tour, take a step back in time to the late 19th century to see and experience these world-famous early tall buildings that transformed…

Price
$20 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$20 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise Aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Experience the “top tour in Chicago and one of the top ten tours in the U.S.” according to TripAdvisor users. The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAF-certified volunteer tour guides—called…

Price
$47 all daytime cruises, $52 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

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Price
$47 all daytime cruises, $52 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

Art Deco Skyscrapers: Downtown

Art Deco was a popular, modern style whose lavish materials and geometric ornament epitomized the prosperity and optimism of the Roaring 20s. See how the style enriches the soaring exteriors and opulent interiors of some of the city's most beautiful skyscrapers…

Price
$20 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$20 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Discover Chicago's Historic Neighborhoods

CAF has partnered with Big Bus Chicago for a tour that explores Chicago's mosaic of neighborhoods. Every day at 10:30am, discover five fascinating communities from a seat on an open-top bus. You'll get an intriguing look at the art, architecture and history…

Price
$30 public, $27 CAF members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Michigan Ave., between Adams St. and Jackson Blvd, just north of the CAF Shop and Tour Center

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Price
$30 public, $27 CAF members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Michigan Ave., between Adams St. and Jackson Blvd, just north of the CAF Shop and Tour Center

Tour

Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise Aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Experience the “top tour in Chicago and one of the top ten tours in the U.S.” according to TripAdvisor users. The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAF-certified volunteer tour guides—called…

Price
$47 all daytime cruises, $52 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

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Price
$47 all daytime cruises, $52 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

Historic Treasures of Culture and Commerce

Learn about the great late 19th— and early 20th—century architectural landmarks of Michigan Ave. and State St., ranging from museums to department stores, skyscrapers to concert halls, including the Reliance Building, the Sullivan Center and the Chicago…

Price
$20 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$20 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Evolution of the Skyscraper

Chicago is known for building some of the world’s first skyscrapers, but how have their designs and technologies changed over time? Explore everything from classic buildings to super-tall highrises to discover how each one is representative of major…

Price
$20 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$20 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise Aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Experience the “top tour in Chicago and one of the top ten tours in the U.S.” according to TripAdvisor users. The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAF-certified volunteer tour guides—called…

Price
$47 all daytime cruises, $52 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

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Price
$47 all daytime cruises, $52 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

Reliance Building (Alise Chicago)

Explore the exterior, interior lobbies and two upper floors of this John Wellborn Root- and Charles Atwood-designed building where much of the original marble, mahogany doors and decorative wrought iron work are still in evidence.

Price
$15 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
0.75 Hour
Meet
Main Lobby, 1 W. Washington St. entrance

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Price
$15 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
0.75 Hour
Meet
Main Lobby, 1 W. Washington St. entrance

Tour

Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise Aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Experience the “top tour in Chicago and one of the top ten tours in the U.S.” according to TripAdvisor users. The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAF-certified volunteer tour guides—called…

Price
$47 all daytime cruises, $52 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Learn More Buy Tickets

Price
$47 all daytime cruises, $52 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

Chicago Masterworks, Connecting Old and New

Chicago Masterworks offers a lively overview of Chicago architecture in context, exploring iconic buildings from the 1870s to the present. We’ll encounter a variety of architectural styles, connect older structures to new additions to the city’s skyline…

Price
$20 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$20 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Millennium Park: Beyond the Bean

Learn how top architects, artists and engineers collaborated with Chicago’s movers and shakers to transform an ugly railway and parking lot into a park that has thrilled millions and become the envy of cities around the world. Hear the stories and inspiration…

Price
$20 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$20 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Tiffany Treasures

Visit four of Chicago’s most magnificent art-glass and mosaic installations, each designed and crafted by the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company. Included are a vault, a rotunda, several domes and light fixtures in four landmark buildings of the late-19th…

Price
$40 public, $21 CAF members, FREE for members of AIC and CAF
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave. Tour ends at Macy’s.

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Price
$40 public, $21 CAF members, FREE for members of AIC and CAF
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave. Tour ends at Macy’s.

Tour

Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise Aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Experience the “top tour in Chicago and one of the top ten tours in the U.S.” according to TripAdvisor users. The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAF-certified volunteer tour guides—called…

Price
$47 all daytime cruises, $52 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Learn More Buy Tickets

Price
$47 all daytime cruises, $52 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.