Join Free Tours by Foot as we venture through one of Chicago’s well-known neighborhoods, Lincoln Park. Famous for hidden gems, hired guns, and hot guitars, our guide will lead you through the neighborhood to view the unique and residential streets. You'll walk the footsteps of Chicago's notorious gangsters and learn about how prohibition affected Chicago. We’ll walk through Lincoln Avenue Bar District and hope to hear the strains of blues guitars from the pubs and music venues. The tour ends at Lincoln Park, the park which the neighborhood is named after. You will be steps away from visiting the Lincoln Park Conservatory or the Lincoln Park Zoo.
- History of Blues and Chicago Gangsters
- DePaul University
- Biograph Theatre where Dillinger was killed
- Red Lion Pub
- Oz Park
- Architectural gems by Bruce Graham and Louis Sullivan
- Site of St. Valentine's Day Massacre
WHERE: Tour starts at the intersection of Lincoln, Halsted, and Fullerton at De Paul University courtyard at the corner of Fullerton/Halsted. Just a few minutes walk from the Fullerton Red line walking east. Chipotle is directly across the street from courtyard.
Duration: Tour lasts approx. 2 hours. Total walking is just over one mile (1.6km).
When: View our full tour calendar. Tours are on Central Standard Time!
Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it's done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone's budget.
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