Map of the Exposition

Overview of the Exposition

Four hundred and one years after Christopher Columbus sailed from the Old World to the New, the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago commemorated his voyage. The Fair's planners believed that an event of such historical significance deserved a grand affair.   More...

Exposition Admission Ticket

Lesson Plans

Through three lesson plans on the themes of anthropology, electricity, and immigration, students should find in-roads to experience the 1893 Columbian Exposition from various perspectives.   More...

Into the Ferris Wheel

Archive

Aside from the structured exploration offered by the lesson plans, our Archive allows the student to browse primary resources including photographs, newspaper articles, and books.   More...