Explore Chicago History with Maxwell Street Walking Tour
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The last date listed for Maxwell Street Walking Tour was Sunday September 15, 2013 / Noon.
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This fun "urban safari" unveils the fascinating backstory of Chicago's "secret weapon" against the elements -- the covered and heated Pedway (Pedestrian Walkway). The two-hour walking tour covers 80% of the Pedway's 40 blocks of tunnels, concourses, skyway bridges, shops, food courts and train stations, serving up historical tidbits and juicy lore on some of the city's more colorful characters. You'll see such iconic landmarks as City Hall, Chicago Cultural Center and even Macy's department store in a whole new light, and walk away with a fresh appreciation for a fundamental yet often under-appreciated piece of the great puzzle that is the Windy City. Learn More
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History of the Maxwell Street Market and surrounding area followed by time to roam the market. Then to the Fire Academy where we learned the real cause of the Great Chicago Fire. Then a snack at either Jim's or Maxwell St hot dogs. A view of the beautiful Catholic Church and an end at Hull House with a tour of some of the most interesting items.
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Joyce obviously loves her city and gave an enthusiastic and informative tour of this once seamy neighborhood. Her own family's roots in the area gave her comments a personal touch. She gave us enough time to wander the market and get a feel for...continued
The 21st century Maxwell Street Market
The Chicago Fire Academy (where the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 began)
Jim’s Red Hots (price of food not included)
St. Francis of Assisi Church/Our Lady of Angels
Jane Addams Hull House Museum
This tour begins outside the UIC/Halsted Blue Line “El” Station and ends at the Hull House Museum. It covers approximately two miles at a leisurely pace.
Please note that tour guide gratuity is not included in the tour price, so if you enjoy your tour, tips are very much appreciated._