Venue Details

2 Star Starred
Old Town
Meet at the Armitage Brown Line "El" stop 944-46 W. Armitage Ave Chicago, IL 60614
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Reviews & Ratings

"Discover Old Town: Past and Present"
10 ratings
4.6 average rating
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13 events
3 reviews
11 stars
attended Jun 30 2012

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!

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13 reviews
20 stars
attended Apr 28 2012

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

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34 events
11 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 06 2012

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

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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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