Free Lincoln Park Blues Tour

Join Free Tours by Foot as we venture through one of Chicago’s well known neighborhoods learning about Lincoln Park Blues and more. Famous for hidden gems, hired guns and hot guitars, our guide will lead you through Lincoln Park to view the the unique residential streets hidden around the corners, the site of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre and Dillinger’s Last Stand against the G-Men. We’ll walk through Lincoln Avenue Bar District and hope to hear the strains of blues guitars from the pubs and music venues.

Lincoln Park Conservatory Lincoln Park Blues

Sites we’ll see on the tour:

  • Peggy Notebaert Nature Center
  • Alfred Caldwell Pond
  • Lincoln Park Conifer Garden
  • Lincoln Park Conservatory
  • William Shakespeare Statue
  • Francis Parker School
  • Site of St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
  • Children’s Memorial Hospital
  • Wise Fools Pub
  • DePaul University
  • Biograph Theatre where Dillinger was killed
Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve. Groups of 6 or more must contact us before booking.

Where: Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2391 N. Stockton Drive, located just south of Fullerton. It is accessible by the 151 Sheridan, 36 Broadway, and 22 Clark buses and is an easily identifiable building. Look for your guide with the Free Tours by Foot logo!

Duration: Tour lasts approx. 2 hours. Total walking is just over one mile (1.6km).

When: This tour is offered as a private option only.

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget.