A Storied Neighborhood: A Self-Guided Audio Tour with Bill Ayers

Chicago, US
Chicago, US
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Discover the vibrant history and culture of Chicago's storied neighborhood with this captivating self-guided audio tour. Wander through the iconic University of Chicago, where you'll encounter world-renowned architects, Nobel Laureates, and the birthplace of the Atomic Age. As you explore Washington Park, you may stumble upon lively soccer matches, bicycle rallies, or picnics, all adding to the unique atmosphere. Walk in the footsteps of former President Barack Obama as you make your way through the neighborhood. Your guide for this immersive experience is Bill Ayers, a prominent educator and social justice advocate. With just a simple download onto the VoiceMap app, you'll have access to this fascinating tour at your fingertips. Immerse yourself in the rich history and vibrant atmosphere of this storied neighborhood.

About this experience

  • Non Refundable There is no return, refund or cancellation possible with this product
  • 40 minutes - 1 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • & Audio GuidedGuided Experience
  • Discover the history of the University of Chicago
  • Explore the architecture of Frederick C. Robie House
  • Experience the cultural richness of Washington Park
  • Learn about African American history at the DuSable Museum
  • Visit the birthplace of President Barack Obama
  • Voicemap app for android and ios
  • Lifetime access to this tour in english
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Transportation
  • Food and drink

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Embark on a journey through history with "A Storied Neighborhood: A Self-Guided Audio Tour with Bill Ayers". This captivating self-guided audio tour takes you through the renowned University of Chicago and its surrounding neighborhood. Explore the rich cultural heritage of the area as you stroll past iconic landmarks and discover fascinating stories hidden within its streets.

What to Expect?

During this 40 to 60-minute tour, you can expect a captivating narrative that brings the history of the University of Chicago to life. As you walk through the campus and its surroundings, you'll gain insight into the lives of Nobel Laureates, world-renowned architects, artists, and influential figures who have shaped this storied neighborhood. With every step, you'll uncover the hidden gems and lesser-known tales that make this tour truly unique.

Who is this for?

This self-guided audio tour is perfect for history enthusiasts, architecture lovers, and curious explorers of all ages. Whether you're a local resident or a traveler visiting Chicago, this tour offers a captivating experience that will deepen your understanding of the city's vibrant cultural heritage. It's an exciting opportunity to delve into the past, connect with the present, and gain a fresh perspective on the neighborhood.

Why Book This?

What sets this tour apart is the expertise of your guide, William Ayers. As a former Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar, Ayers brings a depth of knowledge and a passion for social justice and democracy to the tour. His engaging storytelling will transport you back in time and provide a thought-provoking exploration of the cultural contexts of schooling and the significance of education in our society. By booking this tour, you're not only embarking on an educational and immersive experience but also supporting the work of a committed scholar.

Good to Know

The self-guided audio tour starts at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. To begin your adventure, simply download the VoiceMap app and use the code provided on your confirmation ticket. This allows you the flexibility to start, pause, or restart the tour at any time, giving you the freedom to explore at your own pace. Detailed instructions on the starting point are available after downloading the app. Be prepared to be enthralled by the highlights including the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House, and the DuSable Museum of African American History.


Travelers who have experienced "A Storied Neighborhood: A Self-Guided Audio Tour with Bill Ayers" have praised its engaging narrative and insightful commentary. They commend the tour for its well-structured itinerary that covers significant landmarks while providing fascinating historical context. Visitors have expressed their appreciation for the seamless VoiceMap app, which allows for an immersive and flexible experience. Overall, reviewers have left with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the neighborhood's cultural significance, calling it a must-do for anyone visiting or residing in Chicago.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Your Itinerary

University of Chicago Laboratory Schools

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The tour starts outside the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools.

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

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The tour passes the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House

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The tour passes Frederick C. Robie House.

University of Chicago

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The tour passes some fo the faculties and buildings belonging to the University of Chicago.

Nuclear Energy Sculpture

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The tour passes the Nuclear Energy Sculpture.

Washington Park

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The tour passes through parts of the Washington Park.

DuSable Museum of African American History

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The tour passes the DuSable Museum of African American History.

1101 East Hyde Park Boulevard Apartments

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The tour ends outside 1101 East Hyde Park Boulevard Apartments.

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