CHICAGO
HISTORICAL CRUISE

PURCHASE TICKETS
90 MINUTES — RIVER ONLY 

Chicago History Cruise

Adults: $44    Seniors: $41    Youths: $22    Children 6 and under: Free

Aboard our ‘Chicago Along the River cruise’, passengers will gain exclusive access to images from the Chicago History Museum’s archive, giving unique perspective into Chicago then and now.

Three and a half centuries ago, what we call Chicago was little more than a swamp. It was a muddy and malodorous stretch of land so useless the Potawatomi had not bothered to settle it.

Sail with us and learn how the devastating Fire, in 1871, jumped a river and cleared the way for visionaries of plate glass and structural steel such as Jenney, Root, Burnham and Sullivan (Wright’s mentor). In less than a decade, the Chicago School of ingenious grillage foundations and steel-frame construction techniques lifted all architecture heavenward.

The Chicago History Museum presents our Historical River Cruise named, “CHICAGO ALONG THE RIVER”. For 90 minutes both history and design buffs alike will enjoy many “I did not know that” moments as our award-winning Docent shares Chicago’s story, including its 6-year transformation from a city without a recognizable landmark, to the birth place of modern architecture.

A booklet will be provided for the duration of the cruise, which will allow for passengers to see Chicago’s past while viewing the present.

CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM’S

‘CHICAGO ALONG THE RIVER’

OVERVIEW OF CHICAGO LINE’S

AMENITIES

MERCHANDISE

Never forget your onboard experience on your Chicago Line cruise. Be sure to purchase one of our stylish souvenirs today!

COMPLIMENTARY

Starbucks Coffee, Twinings Tea, Coca-Cola soft drinks, lemonade, and cookies are all complimentary.

BEER, WINE & COCKTAILS

Beer, wine and cocktails are available for purchase at any time. Cocktail bar wristbands can be purchased for our evening cruises.

CHICAGO LINE CRUISES

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PRIVATE EVENTS

For parties up to 170, we have fully-outfitted boats and onboard amenities to help you create a private event they’ll talk about for years to come.

GROUPS

Group discount rates are available for parties of 20 or more aboard any of our river cruises.

GIFT TICKETS

To give a special someone, friend or client the best tour in Chicago, simply ask at our ticket office or contact us.