Uncover Hidden Tales: 19th Century Chicago In-App Audio Tour

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 4.1km
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Duration 1h 15m
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After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
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Tour preview

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  • We will send the tour within 48 hours or refund your money
  • Explore Chicago’s dark past with an In-App Audio Tour
  • Hear tales of the notorious Sands vice district
  • Discover the story of Chicago's first newsman
  • See remnants of Kilgubben, the shanty town
  • Relive the history of Chicago’s early crime bosses
Immerse yourself in the tales of mischief and mayhem that once ruled the streets of 19th-century Chicago with this in-app audio tour. Designed for listeners with an interest in the shadier side of history, this journey transports you to an era before the fame of Al Capone—a time of the city's earliest rogue players. Break away from the typical historical narrative and delve into stories of the first crime lords and law-benders. The route begins by the historic DuSable Bridge and concludes at the renowned London House. Along the way, experience the scandalous Sands district, the hustle of North Rush Street, the remnants of the Kilgubbin Shanty Town, and more. With each stop, the audio guide offers vivid storytelling, injecting life into the locales where Chicago's original outlaws once roamed. Highlights include standing where Chicago's first police officer met his tragic fate, gazing upon the sites of the legendary gambling dens, and observing the places that incited the city's first major riots. This tour not only offers a glimpse into the underbelly of Chicago's past but also provides a unique perspective on how it has shaped the city today.

What's included

  • Downloadable self-guided audio tour via the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Earphones are not included — please bring your own
  • Tickets to the attractions along the way are not included

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Start - DuSable Bridge
The Big 1857 Fire
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at support@wegotrip.com.
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