Chicago Architecture Foundation - Chicago's First Lady
Box Office Phone Numbers
Individual Tickets: 800-745-3000 CAF Member Reservations: 312-922-8687 Groups of 10 or more, please contact email@example.com or call 312-322-1130 to make a reservation.
Box Office Hours
Chicago’s First Lady Cruises Dockside Box Office Hours Opening Schedule (April 1 - April 13): Monday - Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm Early Spring (April 14 - May 4): Monday - Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm Thursday - Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm Late Spring (May 5 - May 18): Monday - Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm Thursday - Sunday: 8:30am - 5:00pm Summer (May 19 - October 8): Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 7:30pm (Wednesday until 5:30pm*) Friday: 8:30am - 7:30pm Saturday: 8:00am - 5:30pm Sunday: 8:00am - 7:30pm Early Fall (October 30 - November 19): Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm Friday - Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm Chicago Architecture Foundation Box Office Hours Monday - Sunday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Chicago’s First Lady Cruises Box Office accepts Visa, MasterCard and Cash.
Will call ticket pickup is available at Chicago’s First Lady Cruises dockside box office on Michigan & Wacker Dr. We strongly recommend arriving at the box office 30 minutes prior to the start time of your cruise.
Discounted Parking Available! Visit the dockside box office to receive validation. LAZ Parking Services Garage 233 N. Michigan Ave. (Illinois Center) The parking garage entrance is the first driveway east of Michigan Ave, on the north side of E. South Water Street. This garage is a 1.5 block walk from our dock. Make a self parking reservation online. Discount: Receive a discount for up to 4 hours of parking at the LAZ garage at 233 N. Michigan. If you park longer than 4 hours, discount is no longer valid (see rates). IMPORTANT: You must have your parking ticket stamped at our ticket window to receive the discounted rate. Metered Parking Located on Lower Lower Wacker Drive (steps from the drop-off area) and payable with a credit card. For printed directions and map visit www.cruisechicago.com/location/accessibility
Guests with limited mobility please visit www.cruisechicago.com/accessibility for drop-off location and directions. Please present yourself to our staff if you prefer early boarding. Chicago's Leading Lady and Chicago's Classic Lady are wheelchair-accessible and offer a wheelchair-accessible family restroom. Tickets for tours on these vessels can be purchased by selecting the 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm or 4pm departure times. Please also note that all Chicago Architecture Foundation downtown walking tours are wheelchair accessible.
This 90 minute cruise of the Chicago River is complete with educational commentary provided by trained Chicago Architecture Foundation certified docent guides aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises fleet. The tour covers the following routes on the Chicago River: 1. Michigan Ave. & E. Wacker Dr. (starting point) 2. Main branch of river (Canal St. to Navy Pier) 3. South branch of river (to Roosevelt Rd.) 4. North branch of river (to Chicago Ave.) Capture Chicago Photography Cruise Saturdays and Sundays only at 9am Attention photographers! Capture Chicago's beautiful buildings during an exclusive river cruise designed with the photographer in mind. Move freely around the boat and have access to all angles while a highly-trained docent points out architectural highlights along the way. The tour will pause three times giving you the prime opportunity to capture the city's architecture. This tour is only offered by the Chicago Architecture Foundation and Chicago's First Lady. Space is limited, so book your tickets today! - GENERAL ADMISSION SEATING - OUTDOOR SEATING IS GUARANTEED - CLIMATE CONTROLLED INTERIOR SALON with air conditioning available on first come, first served basis. - CRUISE TAKES PLACE RAIN OR SHINE - THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR TIME EXCHANGES (Tickets are date and time specific) - EVERYONE MUST HAVE A TICKET (Infants and children included)
- All children and infants need a ticket to board the boats. Infant priced tickets are available. - There are no reduced rates for seniors or children over 3 years old. - Please note: This is an adult oriented event. - Strollers must be folded and stored in the dining salon - Due to Coast Guard regulations everyone who boards the boat MUST have a ticket, even infants and children.