Strange and Haunted History River Cruise - Atlas Obscura Experiences
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Strange and Haunted History River Cruise

2 hours
$33 per person
Up to 10 people
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$33 per person
Chicago, Illinois
What We’ll Do

Enjoy a dark twist on the world's greatest architecture tour route. Over the course of this 90-minute cruise along the Chicago River, you’ll learn about infamous murders, strange submarines, gruesome disasters, unsolved mysteries, ghost stories, urban legends and other strange tales from the windy city’s history, all while viewing some its most iconic sights.

Where We’ll Be

Travel aboard a yacht along the Chicago River through the heart of one of the world's most majestic skylines—with creepy tales around every bend.

Arrive by 6:30 p.m. for boarding; the boat leaves promptly at 7 p.m. and cannot wait for latecomers. The marina is located at 800 S. Wells. You'll signs for the "boat tours" or "Summer of George" outside the (paid) parking lot. The Harrison Red Line stop is about a 10-minute walk away.

About Your Host

Hi. I’m Adam, and I host experiences for Atlas Obscura.

I’m a Chicago-based author and historian. I’ve written more than 20 books, including HH Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil, Ghosts of Chicago, and The Smart Aleck’s Guide to American History. I appear regularly on the History, Travel and Discovery channels, and have worked as a tour guide in Chicago and New York for fifteen years.

For questions about this experience, please contact me directly through Airbnb.

What Else You Should Know
Group Size

There are 10 spots available on this experience.

Who Can Come

Guests ages 5 and up can attend.

What to Bring
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Cancellation Policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

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