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Every Friday, June 2 - September 1

Saints & Sinners Walking Tour: Chicago's Legacy of Virtue and Vice

Explore the dichotic human struggle between Virtue and Vice with this new summer walking tour. Experience Chicago's storied past from a new perspective. > Read more

Thursday, June 15

A Toast to the Gilded Age: Bubbles & Bon Vivants - SOLD OUT!

Presented in partnership with the Alliance Française de Chicago. Serendipitously discovered by French monks in the 17th century, Champagne embodies the best of French craft and tradition. > Read more

Saturday, June 17

Travel Tour: Lake Geneva: "Newport of the West" - SOLD OUT!

Built by prominent figures in Chicago's Gilded Age, the magnificent summer estates encircling beautiful Lake Geneva, WI, rivalled those on Cape Cod and Newport, RI. > Read more

Every Saturday, July 1 - September 2

Mansions and Millionaires: The McCormickville Walking Tour

Step back in time to enjoy a special walking tour of Chicago's River North district, led by historian Sally Sexton Kalmbach. > Read more

Every Wednesday and Friday, July 5 through September 1

Help Wanted: The Summer Servants Tour

The Driehaus Museum’s popular living history Servants’ Tour is back! > Read more

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Featured Program

Saints & Sinners Walking Tour: Chicago's Legacy of Virtue and Vice
Every Friday, June 2 - September 1

Explore the dichotic human struggle between Virtue and Vice with this new summer walking tour. Experience Chicago's storied past from a new perspective. Read more

Featured Program

Travel Tour: Crab Tree Farm & Ragdale: Explore Chicago’s Arts and Crafts Movement
Friday, August 18

Our summer travel tour takes us back to the ever-popular Crab Tree Farm in Lake Bluff as well as Howard Van Doren Shaw’s former summer estate, Ragdale. Read more

Duris Autem

Mirum est notare quam littera gothica > Read More