A Storied Neighborhood: A Self-Guided Audio Tour with Bill Ayers

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This self-guided audio tour begins at the Laboratory Schools founded by John Dewey, and winds through the University of Chicago. Along the way, walkers will encounter world-renowned architects and Nobel Laureates, robber barons and artists, the DuSable Museum of African American History and the birthplace of the Atomic Age.

In storied Washington Park, there may be soccer or cricket matches underway, bicycle rallies or softball games in progress, waves of runners or families gathered for a picnic. From there it's a short stroll to the home of President Barack Obama and his family.

You guide is William Ayers, a former Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar. He has written extensively about social justice and democracy, education and the cultural contexts of schooling, and teaching as an essentially intellectual, ethical, and political enterprise. The tour is ready whenever you are, simply download it onto the VoiceMap app and select Start Tour.

What's Included

Lifetime access to this tour in English

Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

VoiceMap App for Android and iOS

What's Not Included

Food and drink

Smartphone and headphones

Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 6 - 99

Additional Info

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • All of VoiceMap's audio tours are self-guided and users must bring their own smartphone and headphones to take the tour. We urge all our users to wear facemasks and carry hand sanitiser with them to ensure their own protection and the protection of others
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

What To Expect

The tour starts outside the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools.

• Admission Ticket Free

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
The tour passes the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel.

• Admission Ticket Free

Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House
The tour passes Frederick C. Robie House.

• Admission Ticket Free

University of Chicago
The tour passes some fo the faculties and buildings belonging to the University of Chicago.

• Admission Ticket Free

Nuclear Energy Sculpture
The tour passes the Nuclear Energy Sculpture.

• Admission Ticket Free

Washington Park
The tour passes through parts of the Washington Park.

• Admission Ticket Free

DuSable Museum of African American History
The tour passes the DuSable Museum of African American History.

• Admission Ticket Free

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