Northwestern University

1801 Hinman Ave.
Evanston, IL 60208- Map It
(847) 491-7271

AAA Editor Notes

Northwestern University, at the corner of Sheridan Rd. and Chicago Ave., is one of the nation's leading private universities. Founded in 1851, it has a campus in Evanston and one in Chicago; the latter includes the medical and law schools. Noted buildings include University Library, which has rare books and art exhibits; Dearborn Observatory, which offers public viewing Friday evenings; and Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. Guided tours are available.
Free.
Hours: Campus tours depart from Segal Visitor's Center (1841 Sheridan Rd.) Mon.-Fri.; phone ahead for schedule and reservations. Observatory open Fri. 8 p.m.-10 p.m., fall-winter; 9 p.m.-11 p.m., spring-summer; reservations are recommended.