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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)

This tour explores the art glass designed, crafted or installed by the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, Louis Comfort Tiffany and his contemporaries, in four late 19th Century Chicago landmarks:

Highlights

  • Tiffany on Wednesdays
  • Explore the art glass designed, crafted or installed by the Tiffany Glass and decorating Company
  • Learn the history behind this dramatic art form

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What You Can Expect

Chicago Walking Tour: Tiffany Art Glass Landmarks

Macy's on State Street

  • The Art Institute
  • The Marquette Building
  • The Chicago Cultural Center
  • Macy's on State Street (historic Marshall Field's store)

Discover mosaics, lighting fixtures, vaults and domes, as well as the buildings in which they are housed, recent restoration efforts, and the history behind this dramatic art form.

This tour includes general admission to the Art Institute for the tour and one other day, plus a visitor's discount coupon courtesy of Macy's on State Street.

Itinerary

Directions:
224 South Michigan Avenue in the Shop & Tour Center across from the Art Institute on the northwest corner of Jackson Boulevard at Michigan Avenue.

By Car:

  • Chicago's major expressways converge just west of the Loop. Exit at Congress Avenue and proceed east (this is also the eastbound extension of I-290)
  • Lakeshore Drive, from Hollywood in the north to Jackson Park in the south, follows the shoreline and

CTA rapid transit stations: (walking distance from the following)

  • Adams/Wabash station for the Brown, Green, Orange and Purple Lines
  • Jackson/State Station for the Red Line
  • Jackson/Dearborn Station for the Blue Line

Walk east on Adams or Jackson to Michigan Avenue. At Adams, turn right (south) on Michigan Avenue.

CTA Bus Lines:

  • Take any CTA bus that travels downtown and intersects with (starting from the south) Van Buren, Jackson, Adams, Monroe, Madison, Washington or Randolph. Walk (or connect on a CTA bus) east to Michigan Avenue.
  • Free downtown trolley service is provided by the City of Chicago and serves most of Michigan Avenue, the Museum Campus, and Navy Pier and also connects to the train stations. Schedules vary by season.

Commuter Trains: Metra operates 11 suburban commuter lines serving downtown Chicago.

  • Ending at Union Station just west of the Loop and south of the Ogilvy Transportation Center: Heritage Corridor Line, North Central Service, Southwest Service, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Milwaukee District North&West Lines.
  • Ending at the Ogilvy Transportation Center (formerly the Northwestern Train Station) just west of the Loop and north of Union Station: Union Pacific North Line, Northwest Line and West Line. From these two stations it is a 20 minute walk east to Michigan Ave, or take a #20 or #56 eastbound CTA bus on Jackson Boulevard, or connect with the free trolley shuttle.
  • Ending at the LaSalle Street Station: The Rock Island District Line. Walk east on Van Buren to Michigan and then north on Michigan to Jackson
  • Ending at the Randolph Street Station: The Metra Electric Line and the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (South Shore Line). Get off at the Van Buren/Jackson Station (the stop before the end). From here, walk one block north on Michigan Avenue to Jackson.


Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Knowledgeable guide, energetic walk w/excellent assortment of architectural glass and mosaic. Hihghly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

The guide was excellent with a wealth of information and delightful personality.

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