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This tour traces Highland Park’s history from pioneer settlement to summer retreat for Chicago’s wealthy to year-round suburb. Encounter a beautiful variety of residential styles and see homes by architects like Frank Lloyd Wright and W. W. Boyington.

2 Hours
Highland Park City Hall, 1707 St. Johns Ave.

This tour traverses two miles of winding residential streets. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.

  • Advance reservations are required for this tour.
  • Parking is available in the Central Train Station East/West parking lots adjacent to the Metra station (Saturday and Sunday) or in the City Hall/Hazel Ave. parking lot at the corner of St. Johns & Hazel Avenues (Sunday only).
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour. View the CAC's hours.

Upcoming Highland Park Tours

Scheduled departures for this tour will return next season. To be notified when tickets for our next tour season go on sale, email