- 102 Ratings
Devil and the White City Tour Chicago
No other tour can replicate this provocative, dark, but also sophisticated and fun tour following the life of H.H. Holmes. On this three hour bus and walking tour you'll visit the spaces and place made infamous by Erik Larson's book "The Devil and the White City."
What You Will Do
- Follow in the footsteps of America's first serial killer—H.H. Holmes
- Witness creepy locations such as the World's Fairegrounds, the Midway Plaisance and the site of Holmes' Englewood Murder Castle
- Bring your own beer on the bus and cash for a pub stop along the way
- Bus and walking guided tour
- One pub stop
Devil in the White City Tours depart from the Congress Plaza Hotel, located at Congress Boulevard and Michigan Avenue. BYOB ok on the bus, just no hard coolers or glass bottles.
Full refund issued if cancellation made 72 hours in advance of tour start. After 72 hours, rescheduling may be allowed based on availability and management discretion.
- 102 Ratings
The tour exceeded all expectations! The guide was very knowledgeable and very articulate. The bus was very clean and comfortable, and the speaker system terrific. You could hear clearly every word. Definitely worth every penny!! I highly recommend this tour to everyone!!
There were some logistics problems, but they handled them professionally and rectified the situation quickly. I did feel that the tour was a bit long. Booking through Chicago Hauntings, I thought it would be more about some haunted places in Chicago related to the serial killings. This was more history. I enjoyed it but towards the end I felt it dragging a bit. All and all an interesting tour, just not was I was expecting.
We really enjoyed our tour. The only issue was the mix up with the departing location but that was resolved by the time we boarded the bus. This was my 2nd tour with you guys and I will definitely be going on another one. Our tour guide Clarence Goodman was outstanding. He was very knowledgeable and brought an element of comedy to it as well. An overall great experience.
Clarence was an excellent tour guide; he was knowledgeable, entertaining, and energetic (despite numerous bus problems). Why I dropped this rating to a 4 was what seemed like an unnecessary visit to the pub, which had really nothing to do with the tour. If we can BYOB on the bus, why stop at a pub? I would much rather visit another site or stop at Union Stockyards to talk abut that history as it was discussed heavily in the book. Or even get out at the Wooded Isle/Japanese Gardens when they are finished. I felt like the pub was a way to kill time that could have been filled in other, much better ways.
The tour was great, and our guide was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I could have listened to him talk all day. The main reason for not making 5 stars is due to the confusion about the pickup location on the email confirmation that got sent out and having to wait 30 minutes to get picked up. Other than that, awesome tour!