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Come explore the early Collegiate Gothic roots of the university campus in the original quadrangles, the “march of mid-century modernism” along the Midway and the recent, breath-taking architectural additions such as the Mansueto Library and the Midway Crossings.

Duration
2 Hours
Meet
University Bookstore, 58th St. and Ellis Ave.

The University of Chicago—or "Grey City"—was emerging simultaneously with and in close proximity to the the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition—the White City—on the south side of Chicago in the late 19th century. Sometimes considered Chicago's "twin progeny," these two "cities" were instrumental in changing the perception of Chicago from a city of barbarous materialism to one of refinement and culture.

NoteS:
  • 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 University of Chicago Tours


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