{program_image_alt Exhibition Tours

Chicago's Gold Coast Patronage and the 1893 World's Fair

Saturdays, September 8 - October 13 1 - 2:30 p.m. Buy Tickets Tour Only: $25 With Admission: $35

In honor of the city’s 125th Anniversary celebration of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, historian, Sally Kalmbach, will treat you to tales about the famous Gold Coast residents and architects who designed buildings for the White City, as well as grand Gold Coast residences, including Richard Morris Hunt, S.S. Beman, Charles McKim, Henry Ives Cobb and Louis Sullivan.


Please note:

- The tour takes place offsite. Please meet at the southeast corner of Astor & Schiller (in front of the Charnley-Persky House).
- Tour duration: Approximately 2 hours Distance: About 1 mile
- Please wear sturdy and comfortable walking shoes.
- We will be walking outside, on city streets, and through old buildings. Be prepared to encounter stairs, gravel walkways, uneven and possibly wet surfaces.
- This tour will happen rain or shine. Please plan for umbrellas and sunscreen accordingly.
- This tour ends offsite at Three Arts Club in Restoration Hardware.

Image: Golden Door of Transporation Building, Architect Louis Sullivan. Built for the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 (no longer standing).

Ticket Refund Policy
Tickets are fully refundable up to 72 hours prior to the event.

Member Discount
To receive your member discount, after clicking the “Buy Tickets” button, sign-in on the next window, then add tickets to your cart. Call 312 482 8933 if you are having trouble.

Use of Photography
Please note that in exchange for your reservation and/or ticket, you have authorized the Driehaus Museum to photograph, record, film, video tape, or otherwise use your likeness, performance, image, and/or voice for use in general and/or program-related Driehaus Museum promotional materials. If for any reason, you do not wish to be photographed, please provide your name(s) at check-in on the day of the event.

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