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HH Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil Bus Tour (and afterpart...

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The Reservoir

844 W Montrose

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Chicago, IL 60613

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The life, career and era of one of Chicago's most fascinating criminals - HH HOLMES!

Adam Selzer has is not only the author of the 2017 biography HH HOLMES: THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE WHITE CITY DEVIL (as seen in Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and more), and not just the man History Channel's American Ripper called "one of the foremost experts on Holmes," he's been giving Holmes tours for over a decade! His HH Holmes tours are the most accurate, informative, and entertaining available anywhere.

Holmes (and his various wives and accomplices) can be traced to at least 100 locations around Chicago. Of these, only about half a dozen are still standing. The tour passes several sites associated with Holmes, the 1893 world's fair, and highlights of Victorian Chicago, with talk about Holmes' life and career throughout.

The tour is about 2.5 hours long (depending on traffic, etc), getting off the bus at least 3 times throughout. There may be a pub stop toward the end, though the pub used in the past has recently closed. Sites include:

- The site where the infamous "murder castle" stood (note: it was demolished years ago), as well as the site of Dr. Holton's pharmacy, where Holmes ran his first Chicago swindles.

- The last remaining buildings on the World's Fair site and and midway.

- The majority of the extant buildings to which Holmes can be traced downtown.

- Some highlights of Victorian Chicago, including a street full of the "robber baron" mansions to which Holmes aspired.

For this special edition of the tour, meetup is at THE RESERVOIR, 844 W Montrose. Afterwards, guests are welcome to stick around at the Reservoir, where they'll be offering a special WHITE CITY GOES NORTH limited menu with unique 1893 World's Fair-inspired fare and a special cocktail, THE WHITE CITY DEVIL, created just for this occasion (dinner and drinks not included in tour price).

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Chicago, IL 60613

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