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Maxwell Street
Meet at the UIC/Halsted Blue Line "El" Station 430 S. Halsted St Chicago, IL 60611
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We parked on the street nearby for free
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Casual, appropriate for the weather
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4.7 average rating
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7 reviews
4 stars
attended May 13 2012

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

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attended Aug 25 2013

This is a great tour. Joyce really knows her history. I recommend this tour.

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5 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 28 2013

HIGHLY recommend as a great way to see both "new" and "old" Maxwell St market locations, along with other interesting historical sites in the area. Joyce is knowledgeable and welcoming. You won't be disappointed!

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Selected stops:

The 21st century Maxwell Street Market

The Chicago Fire Academy (where the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 began)

Roosevelt Road

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._