Where Chicago Began Walking Tour

Now available: self-guided audio walking tours, presented by author Theresa L. Goodrich and narrator Jim Goodrich.

Where Chicago Began starts in Pioneer Court, which honors the city’s first non-native permanent settler, and introduces this enigmatic figure. After discovering more about the city’s earliest years, you’ll dive into the story of one of the city’s most influential bridges. Then you’ll hear the stories of three historic buildings that tower over the Chicago River.

Featured landmarks on this self-guided audio walking tour: