Streeterville Walking Tour

Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 1 – 2:30 pm

40 E. Erie
Nickerson Mansion
Chicago, IL 60611

BUY TICKETS :$25 With Admission: $35

In the 1880s, when brash, salty, George Wellington, known as “Cap’n” Streeter, beached his vessel on a sandbar in proximity to what is now known as Huron Street, he shrewdly, if not illegally claimed the area as his own. He infamously became one of Chicago’s early Real Estate speculators by subdividing this property and selling lots to unsuspecting investors. From its “Rags to Riches” beginning, Streeterville has emerged as one of the most varied and interesting neighborhoods in Chicago. Revisit its fascinating history—enclaves of art and academia, architectural wonders, hidden secrets, and exciting tales of treachery. Tour begins at The Driehaus Museum and ends at The Drake.

Tour is approximately 75 minutes and covers about 2 miles of 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.


Image: Chicago Sun-Times/Chicago Daily News collection, Chicago History Museum.