Venue Details

2 Star Starred
Meet at the Drexel Fountain 5100 Drexel Blvd Chicago, IL 60615
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Jeanne Wells
Use a bathroom before you go! No facilities during tour!
The Mansions of Kenwood info Apr 21 2014 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
plenty of street parking (our tour started at 1 p.m. on Sat)
The Mansions of Kenwood travel Nov 04 2013 star this tip starred

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4.8 average rating
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33 reviews
42 stars
attended Aug 25 2012

Well prepared, on schedule. Not only knowledgeable leader, but prepared with interesting historical photos, stories, etc. The small group (6) was ideal. The Kenwood area is a virtual island of history, wealth, architecture and charm in the...continued

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29 stars
attended May 19 2012

I highly recommend this tour. Our guide was highly knowledgeable, very personable, and fascinated us with stories and details about Kenwood. She even came prepared with photos of the one-time inhabitants -- from Julius Rosenwald and Max Adler to...continued

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24 reviews
6 stars
attended Aug 04 2012

Excellent docent: Paula is knowledgable, extremely personable, tour went much longer than expected because she had so much information, stories, anecdotes to share with us. A total 5 star experience!

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What you’ll see:  

  • Drexel Boulevard and Fountain

  • Rainbow PUSH Headquarters

  • The home of Bobby Franks (The Crime of the Century)

  • President Barack and Michelle Obama’s home

  • Mansions of Chicago’s elite–from Martin Ryerson to Muhammad Ali

Please note: 

Tour groups are limited to 15 participants.

There are no restrooms available on this tour.

Please dress for the weather and bring water.

This tour covers approximately 2 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.