Chicago is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Chicago one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Chicago is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Chicago or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Chicago. Explore the historical monuments of Chicago with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Chicago guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Chicago page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
Can't wait to discover Chicago by yourself? Create a Chicago itinerary today!
Top Historical Chicago landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Chicago.
#1 of 21 Historical Places in Chicago | Added 42636 times in trip plans
Chicago, Illinois, USA
A major street going north-south, the Michigan Avenue in Chicago can be called as the economic, cultural and social hub of the city. The famous (with shopaholics) Magnificent Mile along with the bustling North Michigan Avenue are part of the Michigan Avenue. Along the avenue, you will find many commercial offices, restaurants, museums, cafes, pubs,...
#2 of 21 Historical Places in Chicago | Added 6580 times in trip plans
1901 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60612, United States
12:01 am - 12:00 am
An indoor sports arena, the United Centre is home to the teams of Chicago Bulls (basketball) and the Chicago Blackhawks (hockey). If you are in the city while the arena is hosting a thrilling game, it would be a crime not to go watch it! When not hosting sporting events, the arena is also known to host concerts and other entertainment events.
#3 of 21 Historical Places in Chicago | Added 2631 times in trip plans
1410 Museum Campus Dr, Chicago, IL 60605, United States
12:01 am - 12:00 am
You must understand that there is much more to Chicago then it sky-high towers, overwhelming winds, and lots of techie stuff. Sports and fitness is an equally important facet of this city and this can be well recognized by the number of city attractions in the name of sports. The Soldier Field, a football stadium has this magic about itself, the wa...
#4 of 21 Historical Places in Chicago | Added 12869 times in trip plans
337 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601, United States
06:00 am - 11:00 pm
If you are wondering about Things to do in Chicago with kids, then the Grant Park is a must visit! For long now, Chicago has been labelled as an ideal family vacation for a ton of reasons. Given the number of kids-friendly attractions here, like the Grant Park, one can never run out of things to do in Chicago with kids. The park is a fabulous optio...
#5 of 21 Historical Places in Chicago | Added 4996 times in trip plans
209 S La Salle St, Chicago, IL 60604, United States
12:01 am - 12:00 am
If you are an architecture or photography buff, you have to see the Rookery Building. It is magnificence personified. A historic landmark in Chicago, the building was designed by famous architectural partners Burnham and Root. Apart from stunning architecture, the building also boasts of a dramatic lobby.
Trivia: The Rookery Building was originally...
#6 of 21 Historical Places in Chicago | Added 4963 times in trip plans
201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601, United States
08:00 am - 11:00 pm
The Jay Pritzker Pavilion is the highlight of the Millennium Park. A fabulous outdoor amphitheatre in the Chicago, the Pavilion has an incredibly unique design and layout which was designed by architect Frank Gehry. Having a seating capacity of 11,000 people, check out the official website for the schedule and watch a live show amidst a lively atmosphere.
#7 of 21 Historical Places in Chicago | Added 2539 times in trip plans
6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018, United States
12:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Home to the Chicago Wolves, the Allstate Arena is a multi-purpose arena in Chicago. Opened on May 11th 1980, the arena has witnessed many a thrilling sporting events and many exciting and vivacious live performances and concerts. If you are in the mood to watch a basketball game in action, check out Allstate Arena’s official website for the schedule and plan your visit accordingly.
#8 of 21 Historical Places in Chicago | Added 1021 times in trip plans
4001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613, United States
08:00 am - 06:00 pm
A beautiful Victorian Era cemetery, the Graceland Cemetery boasts of marvellous architecture and elaborate graves. While visiting the cemetery, make it a pint to check out the following structures:
Mausoleum of Potter Palmer and Bertha Honore Palmer.
Martin Ryerson Mausoleum
Schoenhofen Pyramid Mausoleum
The Eternal Silence sculpture
The Crusader sculpture
#9 of 21 Historical Places in Chicago | Added 1881 times in trip plans
50 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60610, United States
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Flamingo Sculpture is actually a 53 foot long stabile situated in one of the most frequented areas of Chicago. Located in front of Kluczynski Federal Building, this bright sculpture is definitely a cure to the sore eye. The sculpture by itself is a piece of art but is also enhanced by the steel and glass surroundings that protect it. It was created...
#10 of 21 Historical Places in Chicago | Added 1928 times in trip plans
Chicago, IL, USA
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Hyde Park is generally associated with a very plush neighborhood and overtime a lot of societies have been named after the original Hyde Park. Even in chicago, the name complete justifies the image. One of the most sought after neighborhoods of Chicago, Hyde Park is where you would find the best of the houses, lush greenery and a lot of importance ...
#11 of 21 Historical Places in Chicago | Added 615 times in trip plans
900 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, United States
10:00 am - 07:00 pm
Located on the Michigan Avenue, this mall is one of the tallest buildings in the city as well as the United States of America. It is the 8th tallest in Chicago and ranks 31st in the whole of United States for it’s height. It also has the best of shops and outlets located in this particular mall. You will find the likes of Gucci, Prada, Michae...
#12 of 21 Historical Places in Chicago | Added 789 times in trip plans
800 S. Halsted Street (M/C 051), Chicago IL, 60607-7017
10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Hull House was co founded by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr in the year 1889. It opened its doors to the recently arrived European immigrants and was opened on the 18th of September. It is named after its first owner and has a lot of historic significance related to it. Later, the Bowen Country Club became a part of the Hull House. Ever since, i...
#13 of 21 Historical Places in Chicago | Added 686 times in trip plans
740 East 56th Place, Chicago, Illinois 60637
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
The Americans- Africans have had a very enriching history ever since the inception of their relationship. With a lot of Africans who came down and settled in America in its initial days, there is a lot of material that presents the history of the relation of the two. DuSable Museum of African American History has a lot of history about the art, cul...
#14 of 21 Historical Places in Chicago | Added 3116 times in trip plans
410 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, United States
07:00 am - 10:00 pm
It is a 10 storey fine arts building, also known as Studebaker building, was built in 1884. The two granite columns at the entrance of the building are known to be the largest monolithic shafts in the country. The interior features and art mural range back to the 1898 renovation. Deeply in sync with its name, it houses artist’s loft, art gall...
#15 of 21 Historical Places in Chicago | Added 535 times in trip plans
St. James Commons, 65 E Huron St, Chicago IL 60611-2728
08:30 am - 05:30 pm
St. James Cathedral is the mother church of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America Diocese of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. It is the oldest church of the Anglican Communion. It was originally built as a parish church but got destroyed in the fire. The bell tower though belongs to the other structure and stands till date. The windows ...