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Northwestern University Walking Tours

Founded in 1851, Northwestern University is a renowned educational institution rich in history and architecture. More than 150 historically significant and interesting sites on campus are featured in various walking tours, each taking approx. 30

Evanston, IL Tours

Charles Gates Dawes House Museum

The Dawes House, a magnificent Chateauesque Mansion overlooking Lake Michigan, was the home of the former United States vice president under Calvin Coolidge and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Charles Gates Dawes. This faithfully restored national historic landmark (1894)

Evanston, IL Museums

Shakespeare Garden

A gift of the garden club of Evanston to the community, the Shakespeare Garden, tucked away on the Northwestern University Campus, is celebrating its 80th year of existence. Planted by the cub in 1920, the garden boasts 29

Evanston, IL Gardens


Merrick Rose Garden

The Merrick Rose Garden is a public park exhibiting 100 varieties of roses with an histoic Centennial Fountain as the focal point.

Evanston, IL Gardens

Things to do Museums near Evanston, IL

50th Aniversary House Museum

Run by the Park Forest Historical Society, the 50th Aniversary House Museum deplicts a rental house as it might have been in...

France Willard House Museum

Willard was a 19th Century author and speaker who rallied support for women's reform movements. The House provides a glimpse ...

Arlington Heights Historical Museum

Arlington Heights Historical Museum exhibits local history on the site of the Muller Soda Pop Factory....

McDonald's #1 Store Museum

The McDonald's #1 Store Museum is a replica of the original red and white tile design of the 1st McDonald's Restaurant opened...

Charles Gates Dawes House Museum

The Dawes House, a magnificent Chateauesque Mansion overlooking Lake Michigan, was the home of the former United States vice ...