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Discover beautiful downtown architectural spaces from the era and the legacy of the 1893 World's Fair with the UChicago Alumni 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.


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, shared iPads with archival maps, photos and illustrations will help illuminate the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition and let us consider it's lasting impact.

NOTE: The 9:30am tour on February 1st and the 10:30am tour on February 9th are SOLD OUT. We have added an additional tours for the Alumni on Saturday, February 1st at 10:00am and Sunday, February 9th at 9:00am (registration link has access to all available sessions). Hope you’ll join us!

Multiple Dates Available - see registration link for availability

  • Saturday, February 1st at 9:30am-11:30am and 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Sunday, February 9th at 9:00am-11am and 10:30am-12:30pm

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 16 spaces and tickets are non-refundable.


9:30AM - 11:30AM Sat 1 Feb 2020 ( Timezone: Central )


Inside the main lobby, Congress Plaza Hotel
520 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603 USA

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Registration Assistance
Chicago Detours
Event Contact
Amanda Scotese, AM'13