Chicago Cultural Center Tours

Take a tour the historic Chicago Cultural Center in-person, virtually or go on a video tour with cultural historian Tim Samuelson. 

Chicago Cultural Center Building Tours

Chicago Cultural Center Building Tours

Building Tours reveal the storied history of the landmark Chicago Cultural Center – offered year round on Thursdays and Fridays at 1:15pm. Tours are FREE and led by volunteer docents and/or staff.

G.A.R. Dome

Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Tours

This 30 minute tour highlights the remarkable history and restoration of the G.A.R. Hall and Rotunda (including one of the building's 2 stained glass domes.)

Chicago Cultural Center

Tour the Historic Chicago Cultural Center (Virtually)

Virtual tours are offered on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday at 11am via Zoom. Register now at

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Video Tour

Go inside "the People's Palace" with cultural historian Tim Samuelson.

Other Tours

Outdoor Public Art Walking Tour (Cloud Gate in Millennium Park pictured)

Outdoor Public Art Walking Tour

Docent guided tour of 7 public art works on the Millennium Park Campus that covers approximately one-half mile.