Devil in the White City Motor Coach Tour in Chicago

Join us in exploring the compelling true story told by Erik Larson in his best-selling book, The Devil in the White City. The book spotlights two simultaneous events in Chicago history: the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 and the emergence of serial murderer Dr. Henry H. Holmes. Our day in Chicago begins with a presentation at the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF). Next, a CAF docent leads a private coach tour to locations and buildings that fairgoers would have experienced, including the Midway, the site of the Ferris Wheel, the fairgrounds in Jackson Park (where we’ll take a short walking tour), and much more. Those who have read Erik Larson’s book will learn more about the circumstances surrounding the fair and Dr. Holmes; those who haven’t will find this tour to be a fascinating introduction to the 1893 World’s Fair and the evil Dr. Holmes. After the tour, we will stop at the Palmer House in Chicago for lunch.

All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.

Thu., July 30


Location: See note below

Instructor: Chicago Architecture Foundation Docents

Fee: $79 Includes lunch, motor coach and private tour guide

Enrollment Limit: 50

Program Number: SUMR:74

Note: Pick-up at 8am at North Shore Park & Ride (Bayshore)and 8:30am at College Ave Park & Ride. Will be getting on and off the bus and walking around short distances at our stops.

Registration Deadline: Thu., July 16

Registration deadline has passed.