2020-21 in-person dates are postponed. But these virtual tours and lectures will run via Facebook Live on the Mysterious Chicago Facebook page!
Free, with suggested donations.
or join the new patreon
Virtual Tour: Health Scares in History
Thurs, Jan 21, 8pm
Virtual Tour: Rosehill Cemetery
Sun, Jan 24, 10am
Virtual Tour: Treason! Camp Douglas and the 1864 Chicago Insurrection
Virtual tours on the Mysterious Chicago facebook page are free with suggested donations via venmo (adamchicago) or paypal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
All times CDT.
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Author Adam Selzer presents the most fascinating, entertaining, and historically accurate tours available! Many tours are in partnership with Atlas Obscura. New tours and dates are being added all the time; join the mailing list or Facebook page for regular updates!
2020 in-person dates are probably all canceled, but as of August we’ve created more than 30 virtual experiences which rotate in and out! Tours typically run Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings.
Full Length Virtual Tours:
HH Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil
Grave Robbing 101
Graceland Cemetery (Adam’s specialty!):
- Graceland’s Greatest Hits, Women at Graceland, Pride Month, The Underground Railroad, Health Scares in History, Graceland in Autumn, or Architects at Graceland
Architecture of Mysterious Chicago
The Darker Side of Taylor Street
Time Travel Pub Crawl:
- Bars from Chicago History, Bars from New York History, Tiki History, “Drink Like the Dickens,” or a “grab bag.”
Refugee Slaves and the Underground Railroad in Chicago
Swindlers, Con Artists and Gamblers in Chicago History
Mysterious Chicago After Hours! (The adult stories left off most tours)
HH Holmes: The Devil’s Chicago
Ghosts of Chicago
Antique Serial Killers in Chicago History
Leopold and Loeb’s Crime of the Century
Silent Film in Chicago
Lincoln Park History
Al Capone and the Gangs of Chicago
The Strange Tale of the Cardinella Gang
Shooting Showgirls: From the Front Page to the Stage
Unsolved Mysteries from Chicago History
Architecture on the Chicago River
Bad Boys of Architecture
Chicago’s Spookiest Graves
Virtual Architecture Boat Tour
Jerks in Chicago Cemeteries
Chicago Cemeteries: The Political Graveyard
Early Chicago Murder Stories
Dark History of Madison Street
Shopping History in Chicago
… and more are being created all the time!
Want a tour for your library, corporate group, etc? Email email@example.com with dates and requests to make arrangements!