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Experience the stately neighborhood that was chosen by Chicago's early industrialists, by modern-day innovators and by President Barack Obama. In the Kenwood historic district, discover 19th-century mansions, picturesque coach houses and striking contemporary homes, as well as their lush lawns and scenic landscaping.

2 Hours
$15 public
FREE for CAF members
Woodlawn Ave. and E. Hyde Park Blvd. (51st St.)

This neighborhood offers a surprising urban setting with a suburban feel, where visitors find both the earliest residential work of Frank Lloyd Wright, the recent work of contemporary architect John Vinci and numerous works by other significant architects. Hear the rich stories of this important neighborhood's evolution.

  • After the tour you have the option to walk to Frank Lloyd Wright's landmark Robie House where the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust offers interior tours Thursday—Sunday, 11am—4pm for an additional charge.
  • Although it's not required, we recommend making reservations in advance for this tour.

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