Buckingham Fountain Chicago

Buckingham Fountain in Chicago

From intimate dining to wedding receptions to corporate functions, Buckingham Fountain is one of several Chicago lakefront attractions providing a fabulous backdrop for our Adeline’s Sea Moose priceless pampered private yachting experiences.

The fountain operates from May to mid-October, with regular water shows and evening colored-light shows. During the winter, the fountain is decorated with festival lights.

Buckingham Fountain is a Chicago Landmark in the center of Grant Park, between Queen’s Landing and Ida B. Wells Drive.

Dedicated in 1927 and donated to the city by philanthropist Kate S. Buckingham, it is one of the largest fountains in the world.

Built in a rococo wedding cake style and inspired by the Latona Fountain at the Palace of Versailles, its design allegorically represents nearby Lake Michigan.

Why is the Buckingham Fountain important to Chicago?

Buckingham Fountain History

Donated by Kate S. Buckingham in honor of her brother Clarence, the Buckingham Fountain is considered one of the finest ornamental fountains in America. It has been designated as a Chicago Landmark and a contributing feature within Grant Park’s listing on the National Register of Historic Place