Prairie Avenue Walking Tours

Explore the fascinating history of Chicago’s Prairie Avenue on this two-hour walking tour through the neighborhood led by Bill Tyre, Executive Director and Curator of the Glessner House Museum and author of Chicago’s Historic Prairie Avenue. The tour will cover 200 years of history, from the Battle of Fort Dearborn through the recent rebirth of the area as Chicago’s hottest residential neighborhood. Visitors will see historic photos of homes that have been lost and walk past the eleven houses that remain in the area. Tours of the John J. ‘Jack’ Simmerling Gallery of Prairie Avenue History and the incredible Arts & Crafts sanctuary of Second Presbyterian Church, featuring nine Tiffany windows, will be included. 

Starting Point: Glessner House Museum

$15.00 per person,  $12.00 for museum members

Available by appointment for groups of 10 or more. 

Send us a tour inquiry or call (312) 326-1480 to learn more.