Altenheim Goes to the Movies

20 min

Tour the Altenheim, originally built to care for the elderly and later, a setting for movies



Situated about 10 miles outside downtown Chicago, the Altenheim was established in 1885 as a home to care for the elderly. Much later, it became a setting for the movies Harry and Tonto (1974), The Package (1989), and The Babe (1992).

Join Chicago Movie Tours on this free virtual walking tour as you roam the exterior of The Altenheim.


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What's Included

Chicago Movie Tours' virtual and in-person programs incorporate the following to bring the subject matter to life:

  • HD video

  • Photos

  • Clips and screenshots

  • Maps

  • Newspapers

  • Movie fan magazines

  • Animated slideshows

  • Expert commentary...and more