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HH Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil (Bus Tour with author A...

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Rock and Roll McDonalds

600 N Clark St

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Chicago, IL 60613

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Trace the life, career and era of one of Chicago's most fascinating criminals - HH HOLMES! - with a recognized expert.

Adam Selzer 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 - and this is the only public "bus" tour he'll run in 2019! Don't miss it!

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, highlights of Victorian Chicago, and the site of the infamous "murder castle" with talk about Holmes' life and career throughout.

The tour is about 2-2.5 hours long (depending on traffic, etc), getting off the bus at least 3 times throughout. 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.

- Some 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.

Adam will keep up running commentary on Holmes and his times throughout, and can answer any Holmes question you throw at him. The tour will pick up and end outside of the "Rock and Roll McDonalds" on the 600 Block of North Clark Street - arrive a few minutes early, as we can't wait for latecomers. Copies of Adam's book (now in paperback!) may be available.

SPECIAL: If you also buy a ticket for the 7:30pm ghost tour, which picks up on the south side at Crossroads Community Church, you can ride the bus along to the 7:30 tour. Getting home from there is up to you, though!

See mysteriouschicago.com for full the October schedule of Mysterious Chicago cemetery tours, ghost tours, HH Holmes, and more!

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