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Did you know that, back in the mid-1800s, Lincoln Park came into existence as a cemetery? Today, this lakefront park is a treasured recreation destination, an outdoor gallery of impressive sculpture, and so much more. Enjoy a pleasant walk through beautiful surroundings as we trace Lincoln Park's history and development, and learn the stories behind the park’s statues. Our stops will include the famous monuments to Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant, as well as statues honoring a literary figure, a statesman and a dentist. We'll also stroll the refreshing Nature Boardwalk.

2 Hours
Children’s Fountain at Clark St. and North Ave.

There is free parking on the residential streets south of Lincoln Park, but empty spaces tend to be hard to find. There's paid parking in a lot on LaSalle between Clark and Stockton (entrance on Stockton). The parking lot is one block north of the tour's starting point.

  • Tour ends at the Shakespeare statue at Stockton Dr. and Belden Ave., near the entrance to the Lincoln Park Zoo.
  • Although it's not required, we recommend making reservations in advance for this tour.
  • Ticket price includes admission to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour.

Upcoming Lincoln Park: From Cemetery to Sculpture Garden Tours

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