Chicago: Gangsters and Ghosts 2-Hour Walking Tour

Chicago: Gangsters and Ghosts 2-Hour Walking Tour

From $27 per person

Explore Chicago from the perspective of ghosts and gangsters. Take a 2-hour history-based guided tour and discover Chicago’s gangsters and ghost stories. See the city’s darker side as you walk through the famous Chicago Loop district.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 hours
Starting times 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 8:00 PM
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Acquaint yourself with the dark history of Chicago
  • Enjoy amazing views from Chicago's most famous sightseeing districts
  • Visit notable ghost and gangster locations including the Palmer House
  • Learn how Al Capone ran his empire
Full description
Take a 2-hour guided walking tour through the Chicago Loop and discover the stories of gangsters and ghosts from the city’s past. The Loop was known as the vice district during the 1920s and 30s. See the places where gangsters such as Al Capone use to party, make deals, and carry out threats. Visit haunted locations and old crime scenes on a tour led by historians. Spooky tales of the ghosts and gangsters of Chicago’s street will be shared along the way. Stop at the Congress Hotel, Death Alley, and the Palmer House. This is a family-friendly tour. with frequent stops and a refreshment and restroom break.
Includes
  • 2-hour tour
  • Guide
  • Visits inside the Congress Hotel and the Palmer House
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

The tour meets outside of the Wyndham Hotel building in front of the large "Hoyt's" restaurant sign.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility or with infants
  • Walking shoes are recommended
  • The tour is 1.5 miles total walking, with a 20 minute break at a famous gangster hangout
  • Children aged 6 and under can join this tour for free
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 230 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5
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It was informative/interesting. The only thing I would suggest, if not for all tours but at least for the late evening tours, maybe make the waking tour into a circle so that tourists can get as close as possible to the meeting point. When traveling alone as a tourist trying to find your vehicle late at night in Chicago, it can be a bit nerving. Thanks

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April 28, 2021

We had an amazing time! Our tour guide was extremely friendly and she made the experience very enjoyable not just for us but for the entire group. We thought that the Gangsters and Ghosts tour is something we will talk about to our friends! Thank you for the amazing time!

October 15, 2019

Dylan is a fantastic guide! Besides the awesome stories & histories around Chicago, he made the stories really interesting and fun! He is approachable and also gave many recommendations during the tour. His sense of humor also made it memorable. I highly recommend this tour to you if you want to learn more about an another side of Chicago!

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September 25, 2019

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