This tour will start again June 2013. But this tour is always available as a private or group tour throughout the year! Just email email@example.com or call 773.593.4873 for a reservation. If you’d like to buy tickets for spring or summer 2013, just click the link below.
Tour is 90 minutes and is 20$. The tour will run Thursdays and Saturdays at 4PM.
(this is an R-rated tour, if you’d like to bring kids, make sure they’re mature enough to hear Chicago’s darkest secrets, not kidding, some of this is pretty serious stuff)
No no, to answer your first question, the Red Light District isn’t here NOW, but back at the turn of the century, Chicago had the largest red light district in the country. New York, New Orleans, San Francisco…they had nothing on us. Now known as Printer’s Row, the Levee was home to the famed Mickey Finn, the most proper of all the madams – the Everleigh Sisters and the most notorious of all, the First Ward alderman, Bath House John and Hinky Dink Kenna. But to truly understand the beauty of Chicago, we have to first understand it’s ugliness. We’ll learn about Eva the Cow, a madam who murdered a few prison guards while we gaze up romantically at man’s first skyscrapers. We’ll delve into the psychology of Chicago’s identity crisis and analyze the city’s ego…and it’s id. Hold on to your hats, this is gonna be a bumpy ride.
Starting point: 47 W. Polk, in front of Dearborn Station
Distance: Minimal walking, less than a mile
“I did the pedway tour and the red light district tour ,..both were awesome and a bit off the beaten path. It was so hot the day of the red light tour but the Tour went on as planned and we had. a great time, would highly recommend this tour!!!informative, fun and you feel like a good friend is showing you Chicago!” Cullen from Chicago