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Cliff Dwellers

This site will be open to Members Only.


200 S. Michigan Ave., 22nd floor




Sat, Oct 15: 10am - 4pm

Sun, Oct 16: 10am - 4pm

Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible
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Building Architect

A. Epstein & Sons, 1957


This private club was founded in 1907 as the Attic Club and renamed the Cliff Dwellers in 1909. It moved to the 22nd floor of 200 South Michigan in 1996 after inhabiting the top floor of neighboring Orchestra Hall for decades. It remains a private club and nonprofit organization for men and women who support the fine and performing arts. The club is a haven for artists, authors, musicians, painters, architects and sculptors. Notable members have included Louis Sullivan, Daniel Burnham, Lorado Taft and Hamlin Garland.

Behind the Scenes

CAF Members Only: Visit one of the most historic private clubs in the city—complete with rotating art exhibits and one of the best rooftop views of Grant Park. A buffet lunch and drinks will be available for purchase.

The Club’s bar will be open each day and a buffet lunch is available from 11am to 2pm for $20 per person, payable by credit card.