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'The Devil in the White City' Tour

'The Devil in the White City' Tour

Duration:2 hours total
Languages:Offered in English
Availability for this experience is rare.

About your host

I have operated a small tour company in Hyde Park for the last few years and love showing off all that the neighborhood has to offer—history, art, architecture, and so much more. Creating, guiding, and just being on tours is a passion of mine. I created this experience with the intention of making it a bike tour someday. In my other life, I was also an Airbnb Superhost with units at an old…
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What we’ll do

The experience begins at Powell's Books—located five minutes from the Museum of Science and Industry—or MSI—in Jackson Park. We'll head into the park and see some buildings and landmarks left over from the 1892 Columbian Exposition. This area was known as White City, an architectural and technological marvel that attracted visitors from all over the world. It was Chicago's World's Fair and was…

What else you should know

DOUBLE CHECK GPS/MAPS TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE CHOSEN POWELL'S IN HYDE PARK ON 57TH STREET!!!!!!!! Please be prepared to walk for about 90 minutes in the park, where there will be no restrooms available.

What to bring

Dress appropriately.
Devil in the White City book, if you have it.

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Where you'll be

We'll start at Powell's Books on 57th Street in Hyde Park before walking into Jackson Park, behind the Museum of Science and Industry, and onto the Wooded Island. We'll enter the Garden of the Phoenix and walk the grounds as fairgoers did over a century ago. Then we'll visit Midway Plaisance, near the Obama Presidential Center and the University of Chicago. Finally, we'll head up Harper Avenue and make our way back up to 57th Street.

Availability

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 20 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

DOUBLE CHECK GPS/MAPS TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE CHOSEN POWELL'S IN HYDE PARK ON 57TH STREET!!!!!!!! Please be prepared to walk for about 90 minutes in the park, where there will be no restrooms available.
Gregory
history walk
'The Devil in the White City' Tour
18 reviews
From $25/person
18 reviews
From $25/person