$20

Downtown Chicago Literary Walking Tour

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Chicago Cultural Center

78 East Washington Street

Chicago, IL 60602

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Event description

Description

Downtown Chicago, with important cultural institutions like the Chicago Cultural Center, Harold Washington Library, Art Institute, and the Fine Arts Building, feature a wide array of historic literary sites. In this part of the city, where skyscrapers and other iconic buildings dot the landscape, authors, along with prominent national writers on tour, have frequented the cultural venues and private clubs, and also used the neighborhood as a setting for a large array of stories. Our Chicago Literary Hall of Fame tour guide will meet you at the Cultural Center to begin a two-hour walking tour that includes narration about some of downtown Chicago's literary highlights. Find out how the likes of Margaret Anderson, Theodore Dreiser, Ernest Hemingway, Norman Mailer, and others used downtown Chicago in their lives and literature. Gain insight into HWL's Writers Portrait Gallery, as well as its Winter Garden; find out which famous writers stayed at the Palmer House; learn about streetcar tycoon Charles Tyson Yerkes relationship to Dreiser's Trilogy of Desire; find out how the Impressionist painting collection at AI influenced Ernest Hemingway's career' and much more.

The tour will begin at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington) and end at the Harold Washington Library (400 S. State Street). Registration is $20. Limited to 10 guests.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Chicago Cultural Center

78 East Washington Street

Chicago, IL 60602

View Map

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Save This Event

Event Saved