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Virtual History Field Trip for Student Groups

Interactive virtual tours make learning fun and interesting

Chicago Detours offers virtual history field trips and for student groups. Like our in-person educational student group tours, a virtual field trip promotes critical thinking and active engagement with topics in Chicago history, architecture and culture. Students have fun while learning, too!

Our passionate, professional tour guides make each virtual field trip an interactive learning experience. From elementary school to high school students, everyone loves interacting with the city and its neighborhoods. A virtual field trip can also dig deep into a historical topic like the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition or even the history of Chicago foods!



Our expert guides share Chicago architecture and neighborhoods on our virtual tours, moving through the city with the aid of Google Street View. A Chicago neighborhood tour allows students to view varied architecture, from downtown skyscrapers to neighborhood homes. They can also ask the tour guide questions about Chicago’s changing neighborhoods and ethnic diversity.

This Chicago neighborhood virtual field trips can visit distinct neighborhoods, each with their own unique history. A virtual field trip may also combine elements of the architecture, history and cultures that made Chicago a rich cultural melting pot.

Popular locations for virtual field trips include:

  • Architecture of Money and Power Downtown Tour
  • Hidden Neighborhood Architecture in Noble Square and Wicker Park
  • Neighborhood Detour to Pilsen, Chinatown, Greektown, Little Italy
  • Hidden Neighborhood Architecture in Rogers Park
  • Neighborhood Detour to¬† Bridgeport, Bronzeville, Armour Square, Grand Boulevard


Looking for thoughts on a specific theme or topic, rather than a virtual tour experience? Our virtual talks and presentations provide the perfect solution. Utilizing the same storytelling acumen and interactivity as tours, these talks can dive deep into the fun and mysterious topics of Chicago’s history and culture. The host actively engages with your students during the presentation–fielding questions and responding to comments via Zoom chat. Our topics can also be tailored to your class’s particular interest, so that your experience suits your objectives perfectly.

Popular history field trips include:

  • Chicago’s Food History
  • Women’s History
  • Crash Course in Chicago Architecture
  • Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair
  • Chicago Music and the Roots of Jazz and Blues


1 hour


Starts at $212

Tour Includes

  • Expert tour guide commentary
  • Interactive question and answer sessions with guide and students
  • Beautiful visual presentation using Google Street View, high definition photos and archival images

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