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Online programs and virtual tours continue while CAC tours are currently suspended and the Center is closed, in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines from the State of Illinois.

Discover Uptown—a treasure trove of terra cotta ornament and creatively repurposed historic buildings; home to entertainment palaces like the Riviera, Green Mill and the Aragon Ballroom; and one of the most diverse neighborhoods on the North Side.

Duration
2 Hours
Meet
Wilson CTA L stop, near the Divvy bike station

When commuter train lines were extended north to Wilson Avenue in 1900, Uptown exploded with development. This tour gives an overview of the neighborhood’s fascinating history, highlighting the evolution of its entertainment and hotel district, recent revitalization projects and ongoing preservation efforts.

Notes:
  • Advance reservations are required for this tour.
  • Tour ends at the Uptown Post Office, 4850 N. Broadway.
  • Paid street parking is limited. Public transportation is recommended.
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour. View the CAC's hours.

Upcoming Uptown Tours


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