Chicago Architecture Foundation

For more than 50 years, CAF has been celebrating Chicago’s magnificent architecture. The foundation offers 85+ docent-led tours, including Chicago’s most popular river cruise and many downtown walking tours that depart from its current location in the historic Railway Exchange Building. In summer 2018, CAF is moving to 111 E. Wacker Dr., above the CAF River Cruise dock, where it will open the new Chicago Architecture Center. The center will be an exciting destination for visitors and Chicagoans alike, with new exhibits, a lecture hall, a design studio and a gift shop. Open daily, 9am-9pm. Tour prices vary.

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The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring people to discover why design matters. CAF offers tours, exhibitions, programs and events for all ages. The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises is the number one tour in Chicago. CAF's 85 other tours range from neighborhood walking tours to downtown "L" train experiences. Each October, CAF hosts Open House Chicago—a citywide festival that opens 200 buildings for free behind-the-scenes access. Visit CAF to view the free Chicago Model exhibition—a 1,100-building scale model of the city. Or stop by the CAF Shop, which features a unique selection of Chicago and design-themed products. Proceeds from CAF’s tours and shop support the organization's educational mission.

 

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UNTIL SUMMER 2018: 224 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604
United States
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SUMMER 2018: 111 E. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
United States
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