Lincoln Park Blues and Gangster Tour

Join Free Tours by Foot as we venture through one of Chicago’s well known neighborhoods, Lincoln Park.  Famous for hidden gems, hired guns, and hot guitars, our guide will lead you through the neighborhood to view the unique and residential streets.  You’ll walk the footsteps of Chicago’s notorious gangsters and learn about how prohibition effected Chicago.  We’ll walk through Lincoln Avenue Bar District and hope to hear the strains of blues guitars from the pubs and music venues. The tour ends at Lincoln Park, the park which the neighborhood is named after.  You will be steps away from visiting the Lincoln Park Conservatory or the Lincoln Park Zoo.

  • History of Blues and Chicago Gangsters
  • DePaul University
  • Biograph Theatre where Dillinger was killed
  • Red Lion Pub
  • Oz Park
  • Architectural gems by Bruce Graham and Louis Sullivan
  • Site of St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

 

Lincoln Park Conservatory Lincoln Park Blues
Tour information

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

Where: A block east from the Fullerton Red/Brown line stop at the corner of Halsted/Lincoln/ Fullerton in front of the giant red statue (map). 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: View our Calendar .  Tours are on Central Standard Time!

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.

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