Free tour

A short walk through Chicago History

Duration: 1h and 30min
Guru: Lynn
Registered on August 21, 2022

Hello. My name is Lynn. I have been guiding guests in Chicago for 20 years. I completed rigorous training from the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, and the historic Glessner House. Born and raised in the Chicago area I am a former teacher. As a tour guide, I now have the best classroom (Chicago) and the best students (my guests). I would love to share my favorite city with you. So, join me; won’t you? If you don't find a tour at a day or time that works for you, please let me know and I will do my best to add a tour to accommodate your schedule.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

How did we go from a swamp to one of the great cities in the world?

This tour covers the shortest distance BUT the longest period of Chicago history. Starting 12,000 years ago with the arrival of the indigenous people to today, we will explore my favorite intersection in the city where so many important events occurred, and the city got its start. 


You will learn:  

  1. WHO the first residents were
  2. WHAT the stars and stripes on the Chicago Flag represent
  3. WHERE the first permanent, non-native resident lived
  4. When the first European explorers arrived
  5. HOW we made the river run backward and
  6. WHY we are called the Second City and the Windy City and much, much more.

Come for the tour; stay for the surprise at the end

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  • Meeting point:
    Michigan/Wrigley Bldg., Chicago, IL 6...
    Michigan/Wrigley Bldg., Chicago, IL 60611, USA
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    I will meet you outside the Apple store on the northeast corner of the DuSable bridge on North Michigan Ave. Look for my red umbrella.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Hugo 30 Apr 2023
Buenos Aires

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Travelled alone - Apr 2023
Lynn has been an amazing Guru. She has an incredible suprise in her tour. I won´t tell more because I don´t like Spoiler Alerts.
SERENA 23 Apr 2023

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Travelled alone - Apr 2023
Super disponibile e professionale!!assolutamente consigliata come guida a Chicago!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.