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New Ways to Explore Chicago This Weekend

By Urbanmatter Chicago @UMatterChicago

Looking for an exciting, historical way to explore Chicago this weekend? The Chicago History Museum’s got your back!

Take a break from the party scene this weekend and explore the historic stories lying within the city! There are over 40 tours to choose from!

The tours will take place on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15.

Which of the 40 tours should you choose from? Here’s the list of available tours we’re interested in!

Saturday Tours

Explore Chicago

History Fit Tour
Running Tour | 9 a.m. | $15 | Meeting Location: Chicago History Museum – 1601 N. Clark St.
For the running buffs, this tour offers a truly unique opportunity – you get to learn about the early rich and famous Chicago residents, all while running! You’ll run at a casual pace for 75 minutes over a 3-mile span.

Historic Sips Tour
Trolley Tour | 11 a.m. | $25 | Meeting Location: Chicago History Museum – 1601 N. Clark St. | Must be 21+
Looking for the perfect hangover remedy? The Historic Sips Tour may have the perfect solution for you! This Old Town tour will uncover healing spots, local cures, and teach tour goers the history of drinking in Chicago.

Neighborhood Walking Tour – Sheffield Stroll
Walking Tour | 2 p.m. | $20 | Meeting Location: Fullerton L stop (street level entrance)
Walk through the history of the Sheffield/Depaul neighborhood as you’ll visit Hollywood film sites and Victorian architecture. Also, learn more about the history of the early German settlers. End the tour off right by grabbing a drink at Kelly’s Pub.

Dark Side of History Tour – Ghost Hunt
Trolley Tour | 8 p.m. | $40 | Meeting Location – Chicago History Museum – 1601 N. Clark St.
Looking for a good scare? Hunt down the ghosts of Chicago through visiting sites like John Dillinger’s death site, the Devil Baby of Hull-House, and the ghosts of Lake Michigan. You can even grab a “spirit” on this tour. Stops will also be made at Congress Plaza Hotel, Billy Goat Tavern and Tonic Room.

Sunday Tours

Explore Chicago

Spotlight Walking Tour – Early Bird Chicago
Walking Tour | 8 a.m. | $25 | Meeting Location: Fairmont Hotel lobby – 200 N Columbus
Enjoy Chicago trivia, fun facts, and stories while visiting Chicago hot spots, like the Cloud Gate, on this early morning walking tour. The tour will run for approximately 90 minutes and will cover 1-1.5 miles.

History Fit Tour: Wet and Wild Chicago
Bike Tour (Helmets required) | 9:30 a.m. | $25 | Meeting Location: Chicago History Museum – 1601 N. Clark St.
Ride through the Lincoln Park and Gold Coast neighborhoods and enjoy fountains, sculptures and monuments along the way. The tour will run approximately 2.5 hours.

Dark Side of History – Crime in the Capone Era
Bus Tour | 2 p.m. | $55 | Meeting Location: Chicago History Museum – 1601 N. Clark St.
Visit the infamous gangster sites while learning about the legendary characters and illegal operations of this age. The tour will run approximately 3.5-4 hours and will make 3-5 stops.

Been to any of Chicago 24’s other tours? Let us know which one you liked the best below!

Check out the Chicago 24’s tour schedule for more fun, historic tours.

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