African American Heritage Tour of Chicago

4.5 (57)
Chicago, US
4.5 (57)
Chicago, US
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Immerse yourself in the rich African American heritage of Chicago with this captivating tour. Explore the DuSable Museum of African American History, where you'll discover the inspiring stories and contributions of African Americans throughout history. Marvel at the homes of influential figures like Louis Farrakhan, Elijah Muhammad, and Muhammad Ali. As you journey through the city, you'll pass by the former home of President Barack Obama and Reverend Jessie Jackson, gaining insight into their significant impact. Learn about the Great Migration and how African Americans traveled to Chicago, shaping the city's culture and identity. With comfortable transportation and knowledgeable guides, this tour promises an unforgettable experience. Don't miss out on this opportunity to delve into the vibrant African American heritage of Chicago. Book your tour today!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 4 hours
  • Suitable for 1-6 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • & Audio GuidedGuided Experience
  • Visit the DuSable Museum of African American History
  • Explore the homes of Louis Farrakhan, Elijah Muhammad, and Muhammad Ali
  • Pass by the homes of Barack Obama and Reverend Jessie Jackson
  • Learn about the impact of African Americans on Chicago's history
  • Discover the Great Migration and its influence on Chicago
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • If the schedule allows, pick up from airport is an option for 10% less of the price of an uber ride.
  • Gratuities

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Welcome to the African American Heritage Tour of Chicago! Get ready to immerse yourself in the rich history and cultural significance of this vibrant city. On this tour, you will have the opportunity to explore iconic landmarks and neighborhoods that have shaped the African American heritage in Chicago.

What to expect?

During this 4-hour tour, you can anticipate an enlightening and eye-opening experience. Delve into the narratives that have shaped Chicago's African American community, as our knowledgeable tour guide offers valuable insights and stories at each stop. Immerse yourself in the inspiring ambiance of Bronzeville, the historic birthplace of gospel music, and discover the significance behind its name. Visit the former homes of Louis Farrakhan, Muhammad Ali, and Reverend Jesse Jackson, and gain a deeper understanding of their impact on African American history.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for history enthusiasts, cultural explorers, and anyone with an interest in African American heritage. Whether you are a local looking to uncover hidden gems in your own city or a visitor eager to learn about Chicago's diverse history, this tour welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. By joining this journey, you will gain a profound appreciation for the contributions and struggles of African Americans in shaping the identity of Chicago.

Why book this?

Embarking on the African American Heritage Tour of Chicago is more than just a sightseeing experience. It is an opportunity to walk in the footsteps of iconic figures who have left an indelible mark on history. Discover the stories and triumphs of extraordinary individuals who have influenced not just Chicago, but the entire nation. This tour offers a unique and immersive way to connect with the cultural fabric of the city, providing a deeper understanding of its diversity and multicultural heritage.

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Throughout the tour, you will also have the chance to appreciate Chicago's beautiful Lake Fronts and parks, admiring the scenic landscapes that have inspired artists and musicians for generations. And to top it all off, the tour concludes with a visit to a soul food restaurant, where you can indulge in delicious flavors and embrace the culinary traditions deeply rooted in the African American community.


Travelers who have joined the African American Heritage Tour of Chicago have raved about the profound knowledge and engaging storytelling of our tour guide. They commend the tour for shedding light on lesser-known aspects of the city's history and providing a platform to learn about significant figures who have left an enduring legacy. Participants have walked away feeling inspired, with a deeper appreciation for the diversity and cultural contributions of Chicago's African American community. Don't miss out on this enlightening and memorable journey through the historical tapestry of Chicago. Book your tour today!

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary


A tour of predominantly African American Chicago. We visit historic and cultural rich Bronzeville. Home of the Pilgrim Baptist Church, the birthplace of gospel music. As we tour through Bronzeville we give a historical prospect of the area and why it’s called Bronzeville. The color bronze, does that give you a hint? We stop by Elijah Muhammad house in Hyde Park, the man who founded America’s black Muslim movement in America. We will also see the home of the sometimes controversial Louis Farrakhan. We then travel to Muhammad Ali’s former residence and the Reverend Jesse Jackson’s Operation Push national headquarters.

Admission Not Included

Hyde Park

We will see the home of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. We stop and visit an African American Museum along with the home of Kanye West, Jennifer Hudson, and more! We tour the black community and end the tour at a soul food restaurant. It will be exciting! After this tour, you will know tons about the heritage of Chicago.

South Shore

Travelers will see and learn about Chicago's Lake Fronts and parks as well as see Kanye West's childhood home.



4.5 (57)


I had a wonderful experience and enjoyed the tour. I learned a great deal about the African American culture of Chicago and other cultures too.


So, I have to say when the tour started I was not very happy at all. The guide had a little bit of a weird sense of human that I didn't like. And i didnt like the way he spoke to us. It was rude, but i think he thinks he was being funny. Some of his antics and yelling the word JOBS was annoying. He made us get out of the van to take pictures even when you didnt want to. And he was constantly yelling at us because he could not hear us in the back of the van. The tour was defintely overpriced. But honestly there are no other options, so I guess this is why they can charge this much. Beware, the description of the tour is way wrong. There was NO lunch or food of any kind and pick up was incorrect. He actually picked us up. I was happy about that. We were supposed to go to the museum and he didn't even know the museum was closed for the holiday...which I think he owes us a refund of some sort, but I don't have the energy to fight it. So, after the first hour I made the decision to embrace him and enjoy the day since the money was spent. This was our first time in Chicago and we did get to see parts of the city that were not shared on the other tours. So because of that I was pleased. There was not a ton of history, but a lot of pointing out landmarks and where famous blacks have lived in the past. I will say, I did not know there were so many big names that came out of Chicago...if he was telling the truth😆.


If you want to learn about Chicago through the lens of a proud Black Chicago-born man then this is the tour for you. My family and I throughly enjoyed it. The personal experience was worth it for us. My husband even got an added tour of some other places in Chicago (Chinatown etc) that are not a part of the tour. Very glad we did it.


The views were amazing. I noted many of them, so I was able to tell my family and friends the places and things we saw. The future presidential library space was very memorable and gives me a reason to come back once it is finished. DuSable museum was included, wish we had more time to explore. We visited the restaurant where President Obama ate breakfast was exciting, sorry we didn't try one of his favorite breakfast meals. The tour was well wort the cost. Would have like the tip included in the cost to keep from guessing what an appropriate tip was. The guide was very knowledgeable

Crystal G

This was a very thorough and informative tour. He was friendly and accommodating. Went above and beyond what we expected


I've been to Chicago many times. I loved seeing it in a new light. This is a must see. All of the interesting sights and museum were excellent.


Steve was a great tour guide and it was an excellent tour. I enjoyed the tour and learned so much about Chicago.


The tour did not show any positive aspects of the current black population of Chicago. The tour guide was courteous but could not hear the people in the rear of the van.


Whike I did discover new thinngs about black Chicsgo, I expected to see sites tthat were uplifting. Too much focus on the negative aspects of black Chicago. I feel that the tour guide, Steve interjected too much of his personal opinions and not enough facts.

Tamara G

I booked this tour to gain positive insight into Chicago from the African-American perspective. Mr. Steve Johnson was very engaging, entertaining, and personable. He is knowledgeable about the history of Chicago and the contributions African Americans made in Chicago. A LOT OF PEOPLE will enjoy this tour. The cons” The tour stated to end the tour at a soul food restaurant, we did not experience that when we asked; The guide did not know what we were referring to. Secondly, it was longer than anticipated. Overall, a good tour and good experience!
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