The Chicago Cultural Center is open 11 am - 4 pm everyday!
If you desire an in-person or virtual private tour for your group, please note that in your application. We will reach out to you when we are able to accomodate your request.
Chicago Cultural Center's free private tours take your group on a journey though the history and architecture of the building.
Chicago Cultural Center Private Tour Specifics
45-60 minutes long.
Generally on Wednesdays and Fridays at 11 am or 12:30pm.
Led by DCASE staff or trained and passionate volunteer docents.
By request only, pending availability.
Requests are filled to the best of our ability given limited staff and resources.
Request a tour 3-4 weeks in advance of preferred tour date.
Confirmation within 7 business days
For groups of 10-30, any age.
If your group is less than 10 people or larger than 30, please consider a self-guided or
If your group is 5 or less, please join a public tour on Thursday at 1:15 pm
You may also wish to join our virtual tour on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 11 am.
On-Site Tour Accessibility
Tours are active engagements requiring movement throughout the building for 45 to 60 minutes
Ramps and elevators provide full access throughout the building
Wheelchair loans are available on a first come, first served basis.
Requests for accomodations can be made in your application notes or by reaching out directly via VolunTours@cityofchicago (dot) org
Touch tour experiences can be created for blind or low vision guests on request and are also offered specifically periodically. Reach out to VolunTours@cityofchicago.org for more info.
Tours are available in English, Spanish and ASL. Language requests are made via the tour request application.