Exploring Humboldt Park
Explore Humboldt Park with an audio walking tour from the Chicago Park District. Learn about the architects, artists and landscape designers who created it - most notably Jens Jensen, the Danish immigrant who created
the Prairie style of landscape architecture.
The free audio tour of Humboldt Park can either be downloaded to one's cell phone, an MP3 player or listened to online. The stopping points correspond with the individual audio tracks. If done all at once - visiting each place and listening to the tracks - takes about an hour but can be
tailored to suit your interests and time frame.
Humboldt Park Boat House, 1910
Built in 1890s, the Humboldt Park Stables is now home to the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture in Humboldt Park. Jens Jensen worked from an office in the turret, far left.
The audio tour is led by Chicago Park District historian Julia Bachrach and Jens Jensen's grandson sharing background
material by his illustrious ancestor.
Click here to access the audio tour and download map,
parking, public transportation and directions.
Click here for more about Jens Jensen and Humboldt Park