1893 World’s Fair Walking Tour with Games

Discover the legacy of the 1893 World's Fair with the UChicago Almuni Club of Chicago!

Join fellow UChicago Alumni and our experienced guide on this very special walking tour that digs into how and why the 1893 World’s Fair captures imaginations more than any other event in Chicago history. Unlike other World’s Fair tours and Devil in the White City tours, which likely revolve around facts and trivia, you’ll dig deeper on this tour.


We are have added a second tour on Sunday, May 26th starting at 10:30am. Registration will close a few hours before the tour start, so make sure to get your spot as the tours are almost complety SOLD OUT!


On this fun and insightful walking tour, you’ll venture into beautiful architectural spaces from the era. Guests play a few thoughtfully designed games, like visual scavenger hunts. Along with guide commentary, your guide will show you on shared iPads material from archives and photographs that illuminate this event, also known as the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition.


chicago-detours-logoThe Chicago Detours tour company has been bringing people to explore stories and places locals don't even know since 2010. Amanda Scotese, AM'13 started the company to offer unique tour experiences that integrate architecture, history and culture.


If you want to register over the phone call Chicago Detours at 312.350.1131.

Event Information

Cost: $23.00/per person
Special for alumni, this tour is priced at 20% off the regular rate.
Event limited to 14 spaces and tickets are non-refundable.


Sunday, 05/26/19 at 9:30am - Sunday at 11:30am | iCal


Congress Plaza Hotel
520 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603 USA

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Chicago Detours
Event Contact
Amanda Scotese, AM'13