Devonshire Gun Site Walking Tour

June 29, 2024 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Devonshire Park
4400 Greenwood St.
Skokie, IL 60076

(847) 677-6672

Explore Skokie's Cold War-era history throughout the Devonshire Manor neighborhood. Meet in the gazebo in Devonshire Park to learn about the site's history as the Devonshire Gun Site, a 1950s anti-aircraft artillery base. Then set off through the neighborhood to learn more about the Cold War era in America, the development of the Jewish community in Skokie, mid-century modern design, the evolution of the nuclear family and second-wave feminism, and the 1960s civil rights and fair housing movements in Skokie. The walk is two hours and two miles long.

Ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fee: $10. Drop-ins are welcome as space permits.

Register here. Call the museum or email with questions.

Walking tours take place in light rain. In the event of severe weather, an indoor equivalent will be provided at the Skokie Heritage Museum (8031 Floral Ave.).