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Thursday
Nov 08

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

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 Center River Cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAC-certified volunteer tour guides…

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 Chicago’s Golden Age

Learn about the great architectural landmarks of Michigan Avenue and State Street, with glimpses inside beautiful buildings from the 1890s-1930s. Highlights include the dazzling interiors of the Palmer House Hotel and the Chicago Cultural Center.

Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tour

Chicago Pedway

Discover the fascinating “city below the city” used by Chicagoans every day—the Pedway. From the Thompson Center to Block 37 to the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, our one and half mile walking tour introduces the history, design and unique surprises of…

Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
Lower level of Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph*

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Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
Lower level of Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph*

Tour

Union Station: Icon of a Great Age

Seen everyday by thousands and not really seen! Take a tour of the iconic landmarked Great Hall of Union Station, first envisioned in Daniel Burnham's 1909 Plan of Chicago.

Price
$20 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
500 W. Jackson Blvd. between Canal and Clinton

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Price
$20 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
500 W. Jackson Blvd. between Canal and Clinton

Tour

Historic Skyscrapers

Chicago is home to some of the world’s earliest skyscrapers. Get an up-close look at these 19th Century marvels, learn about innovations used to build them and discover how they transformed Chicago into a center of skyscraper design and engineering…

Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free to CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Auditorium Building, Michigan Ave. & Congress Pkwy.

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Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free to CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Auditorium Building, Michigan Ave. & Congress Pkwy.

Tour

Art Deco Skyscrapers: The Riverfront

Tour the lobbies of five opulent Art Deco skyscrapers built near the banks of the Chicago River during the business boom of the Roaring '20s. Learn how Art Deco reflected the era’s fun-loving optimism with lavish materials and geometric ornament.

Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tour

Chicago Architecture: A Walk Through Time

Get a comprehensive look at Chicago's architectural history on this unique tour that covers buildings in chronological order. Hear important stories about the city while viewing some of its earliest buildings and new, super-tall high rises.

Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

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 Center River Cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAC-certified volunteer tour guides…

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 Off Sale

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.

Program

Family-Friendly

LEGO® Lab

Join us on Thursdays to solve architecture-inspired design challenges using LEGO® in the ArcelorMittal Design Studio. Creative challenges will introduce you to iconic Chicago buildings, unique design challenges and essential architecture concepts.

Price
$12 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Date
November 8, 2018
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$12 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Date
November 8, 2018
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tour

Rookery Building

Explore the interior and exterior of one of Chicago’s most famous and beloved historic buildings: The Rookery by Daniel Burnham and John Wellborn Root. Venture to the 11th floor to visit the architects’ private library, a space rarely open to visitors…

Price
$20 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
209 S. LaSalle St. at the grand staircase

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Price
$20 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
209 S. LaSalle St. at the grand staircase

Tour

Railway Exchange Building

While touring the Railway Exchange building it's easy to imagine Chicago soon after the turn of the 20th century, when this glistening white skyscraper was a dramatic addition to the skyline.

Price
$20 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
0.75 Hour
Meet
224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$20 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
0.75 Hour
Meet
224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Must-See Chicago

Must-See Chicago is a fast-paced, 90-minute introductory tour to Chicago featuring some of its most famous buildings, including the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, the Art Institute of Chicago, Willis (Sears) Tower, the Chicago Theatre and more!

Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tour

Hotel Boom: Making Old New Again

Chicago is experiencing a surge in tourism, resulting in the creative repurpose of historic skyscrapers into chic new hotels. Learn how and why a former athletic club, silver manufacturer and motor club have undergone this change.

Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

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 Center River Cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAC-certified volunteer tour guides…

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 Off Sale

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 Architecture: A Walk Through Time

Get a comprehensive look at Chicago's architectural history on this unique tour that covers buildings in chronological order. Hear important stories about the city while viewing some of its earliest buildings and new, super-tall high rises.

Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Learn More Off Sale

Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.