40 E. Erie
Chicago, IL 60611
BUY TICKETS :Tour Only: $25 With Admission: $35
Though it is called River North today, during the Gilded Age the neighborhood surrounding the Nickerson Mansion was known as McCormickville. Through exclusive historical photographs and visits to surviving buildings, Chicago historian Sally Kalmbach will illuminate the lives of the prominent families and notable public figures who once called McCormickville home.
Tour is approximately 75 minutes and requires standing and walking. Tour goes on rain or shine. Comfortable walking shoes, water, a hat, and sunscreen are highly recommended, especially on warmer days. Please arrive at the Museum 15 minutes before the tour begins.
Sally Sexton Kalmbach is a fourth generation Chicagoan whose family founded a Chicago-based coffee and tea company in the early 1880s, at the same time Potter Palmer was developing the Gold Coast. She has taught classes in Chicago history at the Newberry Library and gives speeches and tours on topics including Chicago’s Gold Coast, the Columbian Exposition of 1893, and prominent families of Chicago’s Gilded Age