Chicago Architecture Foundation is the *best* tour provider, whether you’re a local or a tourist. Tours are led by CAF-trained docents, so they bring both a wealth of knowledge AND a passion for the subject to their tours.
224 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60604 | 312.922.3432
In addition to tours, CAF sponsors special exhibits, programs, educational cooperatives, very cool shopping opportunities, and special member benefits.
Tours are available by bike, boat, bus/trolley, foot, "L" train, and Segway.Of the tours they offer, the River Cruise is our family’s favorite. Beautiful, historical, and informative, it also has the benefit of being either below-deck (warmer!) or out on the boat deck (fresh air!), and yet the buildings come to you as the boat moves, so differently-abled family members can share the experiences.