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Old Town
Meet at the Armitage Brown Line "El" stop 944-46 W. Armitage Ave Chicago, IL 60614
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 10 members
Review from jamanvan
Red Velvet 14 events 3 reviews

Joyce is a fun and knowledgeable tour guide of the area. You can tell she is doing this because she wants to, and its not just a "job" like some of the other tours in the city. Tour was very much at our own pace and fun!

reviewed Jun 30 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from RadR
36 events 14 reviews

Nicely paced tour of Old Town neighborhood, highlighting history & little known anecdotes of area's past/present.

reviewed Oct 06 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from MAUI GIRL CHGO
19 events 13 reviews

This was a wonderful tour of the Old Town neighborhood at a great Goldstar price. I am a life long Chicagoan and have never walked down these streets or been to St. Michael's church. Learned so much of the history of the area from the Chicago...continued

reviewed Apr 28 2012 report as inappropriate
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Old Town is one of Chicago’s most architecturally diverse neighborhoods – from Gazillionaires Row to 1880 homes to charming cottages – and everything in between!

• Explore the Armitage Ave shopping boutiques

• Discover the hidden architectural gems throughout the neighborhood

• Step into one of the few structures that “survived” the Great Chicago Fire of 1871

• Learn about the interesting history of Crilly Court  


What you’ll see: 

  • • St. Michael’s Church

• Historic Well Street

• The Old Town Triangle District

• The home of the famous Second City

• A vast array of architecture, from stunning Victorians to working-class cottages to modern 21st century mansions

The tour will end at Zanies, where you will have an opportunity to get an up-close and personal look at the inner workings of one of Chicago’s premier comedy clubs, and a free pass to an upcoming show!

The walk cover approximately 2 miles at a leisurely pace and runs 2 to 2.5 hours.

Please note that tour guide gratuity is not included in the tour price, so if you enjoy your tour, tips are very much appreciated.

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