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clock-o2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Take an in-depth look at Art Deco in Chicago on this guided, 2.5-hour walking tour. For serious design and architecture fans of this 1920s-to-30s style, explore a former speakeasy and learn about the effect Prohibition had on Chicago. Talk about the origins of Art Deco and how it manifested in the Windy City.
  • Take a walking tour in Chicago
  • Discover the Art Deco designs and architecture from the 1920s and 30s
  • Explore a former speakeasy
  • Learn about Prohibition’s effect on Chicago
  • Small group ensures personal attention
Discover the lifestyles from the 1920s and 1930s alongside Chicago’s Art Deco architecture. Begin by exploring the history of speakeasies with a tour of a former Chicago establishment. Talk with the professional guide about the effects Prohibition had on Chicago, including the rise of the Chicago Outfit, a powerful, influential, and dangerous Italian-American organized crime syndicate.

Learn about the history of Art Deco architecture and see examples of it throughout Chicago. Using old pictures, brief videos, and music, discover more about this exciting era of Chicago history. At every Art Deco building stop, find at least one exciting topic that defined the era — like the World’s Fair in 1933 to 1934, Prohibition, Chicago flappers and Civil Rights activist Josephine Baker, plus notorious American gangster Al Capone, and more.
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