Saturday: 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 pm
Advance registration is required. The tours fill up fast, and the available slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration for Saturday's tours will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, and registration for Sunday's tours will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday at the Information Booth located on the lawn of St. Vincent de Paul Church, just west of Webster and Sheffield. The tour consists of a lot of walking and will last approximately one hour.
Much of the Sheffield neighborhood is a National Historic District. Sheffield also is home to four Chicago landmark districts: the McCormick Row Houses, the Armitage-Halsted commercial district, the Fremont Row Houses, and the newly designated Bissell Street Rowhouses. The architectural tour will focus on the development and history of our neighborhood from 1870 to present. Three Chicago landmark areas are included in the tour, along with two churches and several homes. The architectural tour does not include talking about gardens or going into any building or home.
Enjoy a free walking tour of the historic Sheffield neighborhood (once you have made a $7 donation and received a guidebook or made a $7 donation at one of the main gates) viewing Victorian-era architectural styles dating to 1875 including Italianate, Romanesque, and Queen Anne. These one-hour tours are conducted by the Historic Resources Committee of the Sheffield Neighborhood Association.