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Pullman Historic District

11141 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60628-4651
+1 773-785-8901
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Temporary visitors center is up to NP standards.

Start your tour here before visiting other locations in the district. A well curated visitors... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Valparaiso, Indiana
via mobile
Pullman Historic District a few years away from being worth visiting

I'm local to the Chicagoland area so this was a spur of the moment visit. Not much to see if the... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2016
West Chicago, Illinois
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11141 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60628-4651
+1 773-785-8901
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Start your tour here before visiting other locations in the district. A well curated visitors center that is up to national park standards. Can't wait for the new one to open in the old factory.

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Reviewed 6 December 2016

I'm local to the Chicagoland area so this was a spur of the moment visit. Not much to see if the visitors center is not open. The main building with the clock tower is being renovated as is the once magnificent hotel. The workers homes...More

Thank Thomastraveler2015
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

A truly interesting look into a part of Chicago's history. Pullman was one of the first company towns on the US, built by Pullman for his employees and their families. The rail car factory is a shell but the community still exists and seems to...More

Thank jakester88
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Visited the first planned community, developed by George Pullman of the Pullman Car Fame. The community was built in 1881 and had his employees live in the community and work at his factory. He had independent retailers at his Arcade. Photos are of the hotel...More

Thank Thomas D
Reviewed 19 September 2016

What a nice, up-n-coming neighborhood hidden away in a corner of the city. Restoration is underway, with more to come. We had a fun afternoon wandering the residential neighborhood, having lunch at the Pullman Cafe, and a tour/tasting at Argus Brewery. Great things to come...More

Thank Fred S
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

There is a lot of history here, but not much signage. We took the train out from downtown Chicago at a reasonable price of $5 and arrived at 111th and Pullman station. We walked the half block and found ourselves at the closed Florence Hotel...More

Thank twicked
Reviewed 12 July 2016

This is the 406th site added to the national park system and it should have a bright future. The visitors' center hosts a wonderful collection of Pullman Company (luxurious railroad cars) memorabilia and one of the finest videos of the history of this company town....More

Thank Randy L
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Step back in time at Pullman Historic District. Most of the homes have been restored to their original charms. The Florence Hotel is currently under renovation. The Pullman motor cars work site has proposed plans for restoration and public park use. The plans can be...More

Thank Jo S
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We viewed the video here and looked at the exhibits in the Visitor Center. As we were leaving to walk around the historic district we met the superintendent of St. Croix National River in Wisconsin. He has been loaned to Pullman to help get the...More

Thank avidNHtraveler
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Most of us probably have some name recognition of Pullman and know that the name is synonymous with railroad train sleeper cars. Of course, the Pullman Company went beyond that. What many people do not know is that Mr. Pullman built a small "city" near...More

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Historic Pullman Foundation Visitor Center
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