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Chicago Fire Bus Tour! - Sold Out!

Please join our friends, the Chicago Genealogical Society for the "Chicago Fire Bus Tour!" with tour guide and host, Craig Pfannkuche. Tour Chicago as we visit sites central to that infamous raging fire of 1871

During the tour we will discuss the family history related materials, which were either destroyed by or saved from the fire.

Additionally, the tour will allow family historians to view (and learn more about) those areas and sites in the city both ravaged by the fire and which survived the fire.

The tour attendees will be moved from site to site in a luxury motor coach and will include a number of very short walks as well as a lunch stop at Washington Square Park.

After a private tour of the Chicago Fire Museum and a stop at the Chicago Firefighter’s Memorial (just west of the old Chicago Union Stock Yards entrance gate), the tour will visit sites such as DeKoven Street, the Old City Hall Fire Watch Tower, the LaSalle Street tunnel, the Chicago Water Tower, Mahlon Ogden’s house site, St. Michael’s Church, some pre-fire built houses which survived the fire and still stand, as well as the Chicago City Cemetery among a number of other important stops.

Tour Cost: $45.00 (If you want a Panera Box Lunch - $15.00) or bring your own lunch

You must sign up and pay with the Chicago Genealogical Society to go on the tour.  Signing up on the Meetup does not get you a seat on the bus.  This event will sell out very soon so sign up now!

Chicago Fire Bus Tour Sold Out!

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  • Frank

    One of the best Meetups of the season!

    October 4, 2014

  • Frank

    If you did not pay for this event in time to get a seat on the bus and would like to hear more about the Chicago Fire, you can go to the Ridge Historical Society event, “Revealing the Chicago Fire” on October 12 at 2:00 PM. For more information:

    September 23, 2014

  • Frank

    I have signup and ordered my box lunch. Do this before the bus is sold out.

    August 5, 2014

  • Stephanie W.

    I really was hoping to go but just signed up to take a class that is on Saturday mornings.

    July 31, 2014

  • Isadore D.

    I am excited

    July 28, 2014

  • Shellie B.

    This would be interesting!

    2 · May 31, 2014

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