Wicker Park Walking Tour: Historic Buildings
30 Ratings

A lot of the historical data imparted in this tour is unfamiliar to the majority of participants. This tour spans the spectrum - from the coarse to the attractive, from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Wicker Park - See 40+ Stunning Chicago’s Workers Cottages Of Wicker Park - A Chicago Architectural Vernacular Of The Late 1800’s - PLUS MANY MORE HISTORIC PROPERTIES. This tour will show you many of these delightful cottages and the different styles they were designed and constructed in. Plus you will hear about some fascinating Chicago history that dates back 150 years and beyond as well as see over 25 historic homes, mansions, and buildings!
    NOTE: This is a 2 hour +, three-mile walking tour so not suitable for most children under 13 or adults with health issues.
What's Included
  • Architectural and Chicago historical anecdotes
  • Information about Chicago’s history
1237 N Hoyne Ave
North Hoyne Avenue
I will be in front of the workers cottage at this address.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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(30 Ratings)
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May 4, 2024
Learn to see our surroundings with a new eye - Was a great time! I’ve walked through this area many times just living life but it’s great to have an educated eye helping me to notice and name details on buildings. Found myself noticing similar details in my own neighborhood now, my view of my surroundings improved. Definitely recommend. Appreciated the labor history too!
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May 4, 2024
Best way to see Wicker Park - Excellent walking tour. Ronnie was both knowledgeable and entertaining. He kept up a running commentary mixing historical and amusing facts of the buildings and the neighborhood. Highly recommend.
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May 4, 2024
Ronnie is great! - Ronnie was an excellent guide! He shared the right amount of information with great stories. IWe had a great time. I look forward to more tours.
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Apr 30, 2024
Learned a lot! - Ronnie is the perfect tour guide. He's knowledgeable, friendly, enthusiastic and definitely tries to meet the needs of his group.
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Apr 28, 2024
History of wicker park homes with a scenic and knowledgeable guide - Wonderful cooperative Chicago day for a lovely experience. It was nice to know more about all of the beautiful homes in the area.
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Oct 29, 2023
Wonderful tour! - Very enjoyable and informative tour! I especially appreciated how Ronnie pointed out so many specific architectural features on the building facades. I learned a lot of new words and I'll really enjoy when I see them around Chicago and can name them myself!
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Oct 29, 2023
Beautiful and interesting! Do it! - Ronnie was kind, friendly, and so knowledgeable. The tour was beautiful and my friends and I learned more Chicago history while admiring the architecture. I would recommend this to anyone, especially those who wants to explore more of Chicago’s beauty.
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Oct 8, 2023
Historic Wicker Park Tour - Ronnie Frey is a wonderful tour guide with an amazing knowledge of architectural styles and historic detail. His friendly personality and love of Chicago neighborhoods makes you feel very comfortable. I learned a lot from him on this tour and will be doing more of Doorways of Chicago tours soon! Thanks, Ronnie!
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Sep 30, 2023
Amazing tour!! - Amazing tour! Ronnie’s passion for architecture comes through with not only the traditional tour details you’d expect, but personal anecdotes and humorous tidbits that you’re not going to find on mainstream tours that make the tour so memorable. Highly, highly recommended.
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Sep 24, 2023
Informative and entertaining your of Wicker Park - If you are interested in the history of Chicago and it's architecture I highly recommend taking a Tour with Doorways of Chicago. Ronnie is knowledgeable, friendly and loves to share. I loved learning new facts about places I have walked by for years. Such a delightful way to spend an afternoon.
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up to 4 guests
1 Adult
July 2024