Neighborhood Tours


As Hyde Park’s next-door neighbor, Woodlawn has shared in the legacy-building of Chicago’s south side. This tour highlights Robust Coffee lounge as the beloved local business, Daley’s Restaurant as the classic eatery, the 62nd Street Community Garden as a community-driven plot, F.L.Y and STOP for neighborhood activism, and Jackson Park as the historic outdoor space.

Given its proximity to the University’s campus, all one has to do to get to Woodlawn is walk until you are just west of Cottage Grove Ave and south of 61st Street.

This tour can be completed as a self-guided walking tour, or virtually from the comfort of your home.

1. Southside Together Organizing for Power

One of Woodlawn's activist organizations, learn about the work that STOP is doing in the community

2. Fearless Leading by the Youth (F.L.Y.)

Meet the organization that pushed the University of Chicago to build an adult trauma center

3. The 62nd Street Garden

This urban garden is committed to giving back

4. Jackson (Andrew) Park

Jackson Park provides a peaceful respite from the bustle of the city

5. Robust Coffee Lounge

A beloved study and hang-out spot for students and community members alike

6. Daley's Restaurant

This iconic eatery is also Chicago's oldest

7. The History of Woodlawn

Learn about the long history of one of Chicago's South Side Neighborhoods