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About Our Tours

Learn about tours offered by the Bronzeville Visitor Information Center.  Currently, our tours are available by your request.  If you will be in Chicago later this year ... call us to arrange a tour for your group at 773-819-5170.  Soon you will be able to check our calendars for tour availability.  We currently offer four (4) Bronzeville bus tours as well as custom walking tours of the community. 


BRONZEVILLE VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER TOUR OPTIONS…

RESTORING BRONZEVILLE TOUR

Following the footprint of the original ‘Black Belt’, the Bronzeville Historic District

was created. Our most popular tour features the sites and attractions of this

significant area.

BLACK METROPOLIS, PULLMAN PORTER, GREAT MIGRATION

AND BLUES TRAIL TOUR

An all day tour that includes lunch. Designed for serious history and

socio-anthropology buffs, this educational tour is packed! Bring your

note pads! Starting at Johnson/Ebony Publication and ending with

an outdoor tent picnic at the A. Philip Randolph Museum Gallery,

this tour travels through the greater south side of Chicago's African

American community in an all cultural experience.

THE TOUR OF DUTY

This turn through time explores the connections of Bronzeville, President Abraham

Lincoln and the Civil War. The locations we visit show how Chicago memorialized

the contributions of the military in our community.

CIVIL WAR TO CIVIL RIGHTS

This tour will “connect the dots”, if you will, on the timeline of this community’s transformation. Beginning with the tales and trails of the Underground Railroad we then move on to Civil War contributions, and to our historic activities during the Civil Rights Movement. The Pullman Porters, based out of Chicago, created the network that provided the foundation for civil rights organizing

from a national perspective.

The Bronzeville Educational Tour

The Bronzeville Educational Tour highlights the Black Metropolis Historical District. The Liberty Supreme Life Insurance Building, the Sunset Cafe, The Eight Regiment Armory, the Chicago Defender Building, the Overton Hygienic Building, the Wabash YMCA, the Chicago Bee Building, the Unity House, and the Victory monument. Other cultural sites in our community can be added if the school is interested in visiting the  Community Arts Center, the DuSable Museum and the Pullman Porter Museum in the Roseland community.

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