Chicago Architecture Center
  • The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) offers over 85 exciting tours of Chicago including the #1 architecture tour in the city: the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises. Our other tours include walking, bus, bike and Segway tours. All of CAF's tours are led by highly-trained volunteer docent guides who are passionate about showcasing the architecture and history of this beautiful city. Space fills quickly, so book now at to reserve your spot!In addition to these tours, CAF offers a variety of exhibitions, youth and adult education opportunities, and an array of program series including Design Dialogues, LEGO® Build Workshops, and the very popular Open House Chicago architectural festival each October.CAF’s permanent exhibition, Chicago Model, includes a 320-square-foot 3D-printed scale model of Chicago.The CAF Shop features unique home décor and Chicago-themed gifts, architecture and design books and videos, local artist jewelry, educational toys and other great gifts.For more information, visit
    Facility Amenities
    • Box Lunches Available:
    General Facility Details
    • ADA Compliant:
    • ADA Vehicles:
    • Family-friendly:
    • Food On-site: Restaurant
    • Foreign-Language Tour: French, German, Japanese, Spanish
    • Hours of Operation: Open Daily from 9:00 to 9:00.
    • Minimum Size for Group Admission Rate: 20
    • Number of Retail Stores: 1
    • Public Space Wi-Fi COMP or Fee: Complimentary
    • Reservation Cancellation Policy: All tours are conducted rain or shine, so please advise your group accordingly. Payment is refundable until 30 days prior to tour date. Deposit is nonrefundable less than 30 days before the tour. Within fourteen days of the scheduled tour, there will be no refunds or exchanges.
    • Reservations Accepted:
    • Number of Restaurants On-site: 1
    • Self-Parking Available: Off-site
    • Special Interest Tours Offered:
    • Student Group Friendly:
    Location Information
    • Miles from McCormick Place: 5
    • Miles from Midway Airport: 20
    • Miles from Navy Pier: 3
    • Miles from O'Hare Airport: 17
    Payment Method(s) Accepted
    • American Express:
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    • Visa:
    Group Amenities
    • Average Visit/Tour Length: 1 to 2 hours
    • Complimentary Policy: 1 per group of 20 or more
    • Group Discounts Available:
    • Group Policy:
    • Minimum Group Number: 20
    • Motorcoach Parking: Off-site
    Services Offered
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    • Specialty Markets: Leisure
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    • Wheelchair Accessible:
  • Facility Meeting Space Details
    • Complete Buy-out Available:
    • Exhibit Space Available:
    • Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated): 40
    • Max Capacity, Classroom Style: 100
    • Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing): 500
    • Max Capacity, Theater Style: 150
    • Max Venue Capacity: 150
    • Number of Meeting Rooms: 1
    • Off-Site Catering Allowed:
    • On-site Audio/Visual Equipment:
    • Private Meeting Space Available:
    • Total Square Footage of Exhibit Space: 1200
    • Total Square Footage of Meeting Space: 1800