Posted on Mar 27, 2021
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Rotary International has been unable to offer in-person tours of its World Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA. Now RI's new virtual tour makes it easy for members to get a peek at the changes they've made in the building anytime and from anywhere. Visitors will also learn more about Rotary’s vision to create lasting change in communities around the world. Share the virtual tour with members at your next club meeting.
One Rotary Center, located in Evanston, Illinois, USA, is the world headquarters of Rotary International. Rotary is a global service organization for people who share a passion for, and a commitment to, enhancing communities and improving lives both locally and around the world. Tours of the headquarters are open to Rotary members and the public. You can also book conference space for your next meeting or group event.

Plan your visit now to learn about our global activities, explore interactive exhibits, and be inspired to take action.
Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not currently offering in-person tours. Please visit for updates. In the meantime, check out our new virtual tour of One Rotary Center!
Room 711 at One Rotary Center
Book a tour
Free guided tours of One Rotary Center are available to groups of up to 10 people, Monday through Friday, 09:30 to 11:30 or 13:30 to 16:00, subject to availability. Please use our tour form to reserve a time in advance.
During the 30-minute tour, you will:
  • Explore Room 711, a reproduction of the site of the first Rotary club meeting
  • Visit the Arch Klumph Society gallery, featuring information about The Rotary Foundation and an interactive display that honors major contributors
  • See the elegant Rotary International Boardroom on the 18th floor with views of the downtown Chicago skyline
  • See the offices of Rotary’s senior leaders
  • Enjoy sweeping views of beautiful Lake Michigan
  • Visit the One Rotary Center gift shop to purchase a souvenir of your visit
Conference room at One Rotary Center
Book space for your meeting or event
One Rotary Center has first- and third-floor conference rooms available to rent for your next group meeting or event. Our space is ideal for a club outing, leadership training event, or hosted reception. Reserve your space today.
Your attendees may also have the option to:
  • Learn about Rotary initiatives, such as increasing membership, Rotary Foundation grants, improving diversity, equity, and inclusion within clubs, and more. Contact us to determine the availability of staff experts.
  • Take a tour of One Rotary Center
  • Dine at Café International, located in the lower level of One Rotary Center
  • Socialize with Rotary International staff and Rotary members
Write to to learn more about hosting an event at One Rotary Center.
Explore Evanston and beyond
While you’re here, experience local attractions that make our area special.
  • Visit some of Evanston’s fabulous restaurants, pubs, and coffee shops.
  • Enjoy a stroll along the shore of Lake Michigan, less than a mile (1.6 km) from One Rotary Center.
  • Take a tour of the Bahá’í House of Worship in nearby Wilmette.
  • Attend a Rotary club meeting. Please check club websites to confirm dates, times, and other details.
  • The Rotary Club of Evanston meets Thursdays at 12:00.
  • The Rotary Club of Evanston Lighthouse meets Tuesdays at 07:15.
  • Visit the former home of Rotary founder Paul Harris. The Paul and Jean Harris Home Foundation owns the house in southern Chicago. Please contact that foundation to arrange a visit. Note that the home is approximately 30 miles (48 km) from One Rotary Center.