What you'll do
Enjoy a dark twist on the world's greatest architecture tour route. Over the course of this 90-minute cruise along the Chicago River, you’ll learn about infamous murders, strange submarines, gruesome disasters, unsolved mysteries, ghost stories, urban legends and other strange tales from the windy city’s history, all while viewing some its most iconic sights.
Hi. I’m Adam, and I host experiences for Atlas Obscura. I’m a Chicago-based author and historian. I’ve written more than 20 books, including HH Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil, Ghosts of Chicago, and The Smart Aleck’s Guide to American History. I appear regularly on the History, Travel and Discovery channels, and have worked as a tour guide in Chicago and New York for fifteen years.
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Chicago Lakefront Cruises’s yacht The Summer of George, which features upstairs seating and a heated downstairs salon with a…
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Where you'll be
Travel aboard a yacht along the Chicago River through the heart of one of the world's most majestic skylines—with creepy tales around every bend. Arrive by 6:30 p.m. for boarding; the boat leaves promptly at 7 p.m. and cannot wait for latecomers. The marina is located at 800 S. Wells. You'll signs for the "boat tours" or "Summer of George" outside the (paid) parking lot. The Harrison Red Line stop is about a 10-minute walk away.
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Fri, Oct 25 From 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.
$33 per person
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Up to 150 guests ages 5 and up can attend.
Strange and Haunted History River Cruise