Before the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, Lincoln Park was home to German and Polish immigrants, but since the fire only reached the edge, it grew with the "worthy families" who had been forced out of downtown. On this guided walking tour, learn about the fascinating history of Lincoln Park, and how it has become a cultural center and youthful area with nearby DuPaul University and Notebaert Nature Center! Explore the dark side of this neighborhood beyond its beautiful scenery and collegiate history, including the bloody gang killings on Valentines Day and the capture and eventual death of the infamous Depression-era outlaw John Dillinger. Stop by at the Wise Fool’s pub before ending your night with passes to the Kingston BLUES club for a fully encompassing Chi-town experience!
Note: A max of 5 people can book at a time as per our partner's strict group booking policy. If you are group of 6 or more and place multiple bookings to go around our partner's restriction, our partner will immediately cancel your bookings. As this tour is no cost upfront, you have the opportunity to name your price depending on how you value the tour, pay-what-you-wish is for every budget! This tour works on the honor system, so please understand that if you make a reservation and don’t show up without 24 hour notice, future tours will be placed on stand-by status.
What to expect
- Learn about the fascinating history of Lincoln Park on this informative guided walking tour
- Explore a cultural center and youthful area of Chicago with nearby DuPaul University
- Follow your expert guide to hear about the Valentines Day massacre and the death of the infamous John Dillinger
- Stop by at the Wise Fool’s pub, and end your night with passes to the Kingston BLUES club
About this Activity
|Duration / Session||2 hours|
Cancellation must be given at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour. Failure to do so will result in future bookings being placed on stand-by status.