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 (312) 794-4167. 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
BLACK METROPOLIS, PULLMAN PORTER, GREAT MIGRATION
/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.