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Mansion of Kenwood Tour
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See the homes of Barack Obama and other famous public figures on this Chicago Kenwood tour. This Chicago tour takes you through the famous Kenwood neighborhood, home to some of the biggest mansions in the city. As you make your way through Kenwood, your knowledgeable guide will tell you all about the philanthropists, politicians, and industrialists who have called this place home over the past 100 years.

The two-mile tour will take you past some of the largest homes you have ever encountered. You’ll pass mansion after mansion, some of which belong to some pretty important people. The most prominent public figure who resides in Kenwood is U.S. President Barack Obama. He and First Lady Michelle Obama purchased their Georgian-style home for almost 2 million dollars back in 2005. You’ll also make your way past the mansions of Muhammad Ali, Muddy Waters, and many other notable figures.

There’s also a dark side to the neighborhood that you’ll discover on this Chicago Kenwood mansions tour. The infamous criminal duo Leopold and Loeb committed the “Crime of the Century” in this exclusive location. Motivated to commit a perfect crime, the duo kidnapped and murdered a 14-year-old boy named Bobby Franks; the crime inspired the 1948 Alfred Hitchcock film “Rope,” as well as a number of plays and other works. During this tour, the young victim’s home is another sight you’ll get to see up close.For a look at one of the city’s wealthiest areas, check out this Chicago neighborhood tour. You’ll see some beautiful architecture and learn all about the Kenwood’s eventful past during a memorable afternoon.

Tour Size
Tour Type
Cultural, Scenic
Tour Duration
2 Hours 30 Minutes
Tour Departs From
Drexel Fountain
Activity Level
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing weather appropriate clothing and bringing a water bottle and sunblock.
Some stops on this tour are difficult for wheelchairs to access.

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