A Guided Tour of the Legacy Walk in Progress

BOOKING...

...a Legacy Walk Guided Tour is a way you can help the Legacy Project fund its ongoing work to write Illinois's new LGBTQ-Inclusive Public School Curriculum. You can arrange for your group to take a private tour of the Legacy Walk that combines anecdotal information about our Inductees (not available on the plaques) with the fascinating story behind the creation of the world's largest LGBTQ-focused Historic Landmark.

GENERAL PARAMETERS FOR A GUIDED TOUR...

Your docent will be equipped with a 1000-Watt portable PA system; but all participants are encouraged to keep close to the docent as possible so you can experience the full breadth of what is being said. This can be difficult simply because of the physical limitations of Halsted Street's narrow sidewalks and ambient noise level on a busy, urban thoroughfare.

RAIN POLICY AND CANCELLATIONS

In the event of rain, the tour will be canceled and you will have the option to have your ticket purchase refunded, to apply your purchase to an alternate date, or to release your purchase to the Legacy Project as a donation to help support our education work. In the event you need to cancel due to an unforeseen schedule conflict, refunds will be available up to 24 hours in advance.

COVID PRECAUTIONS

Until new guidelines are ordered by the City of Chicago or the State of Illinois, we are essentially resuming normal (pre-COVID) operations. Masks are not required if you are fully vaccinated; but encouraged for those who are not vaccinated, for your own safety.

PRICING

  • ADULTS: $40
  • COLLEGE STUDENTS: $25 (with ID)
  • SENIORS: $15 (65+)
  • HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: $15*
  • ELEMENTARY-AGE CHILDREN: FREE (Must be accompanied by a paying adult)

  *High School Field Trip Groups are always free when accompanied by Adult Advisors

Minimum (4) Participants / Maximum (25). Please advise if your group will exceed 25.

For an extra cost, tours can be coordinated to include meals, cocktails, wine and cheese tastings and/or neighborhood shopping with participating Northalsted restaurants, clubs and stores.

Please call 312-608-1198 to make arrangements or fill out the form below. Alternatively, you can fill out our PDF form and return it to us via email.

Your Information
Pick A Day of the Week
Are you envisioning a weekend outing or something midweek? We do tours 7 days a week, beginning as early as 10a, or ending with a dusk tour that must begin no later than 6p. What day(s) are you considering? (Please check all that apply)
Pick Your Preferred Time of Day:
Is your group able to meet during the day or must your outing take place late afternoon/evening?

Available Time Window

How much time will your group have to engage in a tour? The Legacy Walk, altogether, is one mile long and features 40 bronze memorials. It can take upwards to 4 hours to do a complete tour without any breaks. Generally, most working adults cannot afford that much of a time commitment so we offer you the option of selecting just the plaques you wish to see. (Please review the attached map. We can also do a “Greatest Hits Tour” if you would prefer.) Tours can include a pre-arranged dinner or lunch, coupled with a post-tour coffee or cocktails, depending on the time of day you come.
Meet at Center on Halsted for a Legacy overview, followed by a viewing of 4-6 bronze memorials; stop for a cocktail, followed by a viewing of 4-6 bronze memorials; stop for a cocktail, followed by viewing 2-4 bronze memorials, capped by hors d' oeuvres or dinner at a local restaurant. [Total elapsed time about 3-3.5 hrs.] (Please select your ideal tour duration plus additional activity)
Weekend Tour Duration & Additional Activity
NOTE: You can mix any of these scenarios up and add more plaques or see fewer to increase or decrease the length of engagement. You can eliminate the refreshments entirely and just add more plaques. You can request that we select the plaques for you based on a particular subject such as "Social Justice", or “The Arts”. It depends on your group's interests, how much time you can devote, and whether you sense this will be a more academically-focused engagement solely or something people will be drawn to as a social activity that is both educational and fun.
 
Pricing for Adults
Pricing for adults is $30 per person (min-max 4-25 people) for the tour alone. Students always tour for free with one comp’d adult advisor. Additional advisors are $30pp. The addition of coffee, cocktails, and/or meals are all extra but can be pre-purchased and pre-paid through a surcharge, on top of the basic tour charge, that will vary based on what type of engagement you select (i.e. the number of bars and/or the type of restaurant, etc.). We are very flexible so please feel free to craft the kind of gathering you feel your group would enjoy most! Please select a Billing Type from the options below.
If you would like us to forward physical brochures for you to distribute in advance, to help people understand what the Legacy Walk is, just let us know and we’ll drop them in the mail. You can also download a map to make your individual choices by clicking HERE. We look forward to assisting you with planning a memorable outing. Thank you for your interest!