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Evanston History Center

225 Greenwood St., Evanston, IL 60201 Visit Map
(847) 475-3410

Housed in the gracious historic mansion of former U.S. Vice President Charles Gates Dawes, this stunning chateau overlooks Lake Michigan. Visitors and history buffs enjoy this National Historic Landmark for its original furnishings and artwork. There’s a wonderful interactive exhibit on the second floor that uses artifacts and archival materials from the collection to tell the story of the community and some of the amazing people who called Evanston home. Docent led tours of the house take place a few times daily Thursday through Sunday. Spring, summer and fall, lively docent-led walking tours of Evanston neighborhoods, downtown, and the lakefront are offered. The tours provide fun and fascinating insights into the history of Evanston, its architecture, and the cultural landscape.

Walking Tour: Michigan Meanderings

September 6, 2020
Walking Tour—Michigan Meanderings: *This tour will meet on the parkway at Michi... MORE

Walking Tour: Burnham in Evanston

September 19, 2020
Evanston History Center offers docent-led walking tours. Burnham in Evanston: Stroll ... MORE

Walking Tour: Historic Apartment Buildings

October 3, 2020
Walking Tour: Historice Apartment Buildings. This tour meets on the northwest co... MORE

Walking Tour: Downtown Evanston

October 17, 2020
Walking Tour: Downtown Evanston. *This tour begins at Fountain Square. Evanston&... MORE

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