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Walk Through History – Visit the Beverly Shores World’s Fair Homes


I’ve written often on this blog and my personal one about the World’s Fair Homes located in Beverly Shores. They really are a gem in Northwest Indiana and a fantastic piece of history.

Currently they are being lovingly restored by people who have been given 30 year leases to the homes under the condition that they be restored to their original glory and they open them up to the public once a year.


The time is coming up fast for this year’s World’s Fair Tour. This year the tour will be held on the weekend of October 10th and 11th.

From the official website:

Get an insider’s look at some of the twentieth century’s most visionary residential designs at the Century of Progress Home Tour in Beverly Shores. The tour features five forward-looking homes showcased at the 1933-1934 World’s Fair in Chicago and relocated to Indiana’s Lake Michigan shoreline at the fair’s end. The Cypress Log House takes center stage in this year’s tour as the first of the five to be fully restored. The house and its adjacent guest quarters will be open for tours. Visitors will also be able to see restorations-in-progress at the Armco Ferro, Florida Tropical, and House of Tomorrow, and Rostone houses. Tours are available 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Central Time. Docents will provide overviews and narrative at each location.

It costs $15 per person to go on the tour and you need to make reservations in advance as these tours are very popular.

So, if you’re free, take some time to experience living history in Northwest Indiana at the Beverly Shores World’s Fair homes.

Click here to register to this year’s tour.

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Written by : Jonathan Thomas is a blogger based in Northwest Indiana. He's passionate about the Indiana Dunes and Lake Michigan and wants to share all the fun possible in the area with the rest of the world. When not blogging for Travel Indiana, he hangs his hat at his Anglophile blog - Anglotopia and Niche Blogger Today. If you want to connect with him, you can contact him on Twitter @jonathanwthomas Jonathan receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development in exchange for blogging. For more information, please see our FTC Disclosure page.