Green Line South Tour
Ever heard of Marshall Field? George Pullman? John Glessner? Get a sense for how Chicago’s wealthiest residents lived around the turn of the century and what remains today. This unique Chicago tour begins with an exploration and a bite at one of the city’s newly revitalized spaces: The beautiful Chicago Athletic Association Hotel. Before boarding the train, we’ll visit a few historic and cultural stops in the Loop.
Upon arrival in the Prairie District, we’ll walk to a number of historic sites such as the former Chess Records, the oldest house in the city, the historic Second Presbyterian Church and the Glessner House. To top it off, we’ll finish with some small bites and a drink near the Cermak-McCormick L Stop. Following the tour, your guide will be available to assist with directions.
Book Green Line South Tour
Duration: 4 hours
Extra time built in for train travel.
Price: Adult $65.00 | Youth $35.00
Ticket Purchase Requirements:
- Must be able to climb stairs
- Tour minimum of 2 people
- Please bring valid form of ID
- Youth must be accompanied by an Adult (age 18+)
- Start time: 10:00am
- Tour Ends: Near McCormick Place
- Walking Distance: 1.6 miles
- Tours operate rain or shine
- Transit fares included
Tour Meeting Point and Stops
Meeting Point: Chicago Athletic Association
12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
Visit former athletic club turned hotel for a quick tour and breakfast pastry.
Second Presbyterian Church
1936 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616
On a private docent-led mini tour, learn about the architecture of this beautiful historic landmark.
Glessner House Museum
1800 S Prairie Ave, Chicago, IL 60616
Take a private mini tour through one of the last Prairie District mansions of early Chicago.
Local Bar/Restaurant *rotates
Near Cermak-McCormick Place stop
Enjoy small bites and beverages to wrap up the tour.