I took this tour today while staying at the beautiful Palmer House. There is an option to take the tour only $30, if you add lunch it is $60. I opted for the tour only and it began promptly at 1:30 p.m. The tour is given by Ken Price who is the Director of Public Relations for the hotel. He is an avid historian and told so many stories that it made the place and people come to life. He is very knowledgeable and entertaining as well. We began the tour in the museum of the Palmer House hotel where Ken relayed many fascinating details about the Palmers and also the city of Chicago. We then toured some of the beautiful rooms including the very famous Empire Room along with the Red Lacquer Ballroom and the Grand Ballroom. He also took us to the kitchens and other areas where guests are not allowed. It lasted three hours and I would recommend it highly.
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