The Original 1893 Chicago World's Fair Food Tour

7 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Group Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 3 hr

Get a glimpse of what Chicago life was like in 1893 — the year the Chicago World’s Fair came to town — on this deliciously entertaining, small-group walking tour. Led by a costumed actress playing Bertha Palmer, a socialite and philanthropist who was a Chicago celebrity at the turn of the 20th century, the tour will include sightseeing, five samples of local dishes, and Bertha Palmer’s “memories” of the World’s Fair.

Itinerary Details

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Visit the swanky Cliff Dwellers Club for a food tasting and dessert, including the famous Burnham pie, with an aerial view of Grant Park, Millennium Park, and Lake Michigan.

Duration: 40 minutes

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Enjoy a delicious chocolate dessert created specifically for a special luncheon hosted by Bertha Palmer at the Women’s Pavilion at the Columbian Exposition.

Duration: 40 minutes

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Enjoy a frankfurter (but NOT any ordinary frankfurter), which debuted at the fair, in this Spanish Gothic Revival building with its trademark interior lobby and atrium, surrounded by balconies and shop windows on all sides.

Duration: 30 minutes

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A fair favorite popcorn snack will be served in this underground network of walkways. This delicious treat is handmade specifically for Tastebud Food Tours.

Duration: 30 minutes

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The Century Room located within The Berghoff is the perfect setting for the 1893 World’s Fair Food Tour, and you’ll see why once you arrive. Savor one of Herman Berghoff’s fair favorites.

Duration: 40 minutes
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