Pullman National Monument Information Center, Chicago

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Pullman National Monument is possible due to the tremendous support of Pullman community members and organizations. Visitors to Pullman National Monument have a variety of opportunities to learn about the Pullman story through partner facilities.

Listed partners are located within the monument and are dedicated to the preservation and understanding of this rich heritage and offer unique programs and recreation opportunities. Please contact these partners directly for more information.

Chicago Park District - Arcade Park and Pullman Park

11132 S. St. Lawrence Ave.

Chicago, Illinois 60628



Adjacent to Hotel Florence and the Visitor Center, Arcade Park and Pullman Park are green spaces to relax in while enjoying the historic setting.

Historic Pullman Foundation

(Temporarily sharing Visitor Center in collaboration with the National Park Service)

11141 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

Chicago, Illinois



Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; closed Mondays

The Historic Pullman Foundation promotes historic preservation in Pullman through educational programs and exhibits at its buildings. The foundation visitor center has exhibits, artifacts, a film, brochures, programs, and sales. The foundation offers guided tours, group tours and events (free/fee).

Pullman State Historic Site

11111 S. Forrestville Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60628



Hours: Undergoing preservation. Contact the site for limited tours.

Preserves and interprets the Hotel Florence and Pullman Factory Complex to showcase 19th and 20th Century industrial society with tours, archives, collections, exhibits, programs, special events, and web based resources (free).

National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum

10406 S. Maryland Ave. (104th Street between Corliss and Maryland)

Chicago, Illinois 60628



Hours: Open Seasonally: April-November; Thursday-Saturday, 11am-3pm Admission: $5.00

Interprets African American contributions to America’s labor movement, including the role played by A. Philip Randolph, Pullman Porters, and the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. The museum offers exhibits, artifacts, films, brochures, sales, programs, group tours, and events (free/fee).
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  • The Visitor Center is a bit of a work in progress. There are displays set up around the building, including a model of the town, photos, some Pullman Car items, and things like that. Maybe, in the.....  more »
  • The very idea and history of what george Pullman did is amazing and important. So I was hoping to go inside all the buildings. Maybe someday in the future that we possible. For now they are trying.....  more »
  • This is a very historic neighborhood in Chicago. Pulls was a business man who built his own town according to his ideas for people to run his rail car factories. It had everything, schools, shopping, fire stations, heated homes, everything needed. He had behavior expectations for his employees, gave them an education, too care of them as well as he could. It's from the late 1800's! A lot of the original buildings still stand and they are working hard to restore them. At one point the entire neighborhood was set to be torn down until the residents stuff up and daughter to save it, working hard to restore it. First it became a state park... It is now a national park. It was awesome walking through the neighborhood, it was so advanced for it's time, they are doing a great job restoring it and I can't wait to go back in a couple years when they have the hotel restored and move the visitor center into it. Great park, it's a historical treasure for sure. One man trying to change the world for the better.
  • Really neat area and historical site with a lot of information about an important part of the city and America's railroad transportation industry. They've done and continue to do a great job of maintaining this historical landmark and the accompanying grounds. The historical homes and surrounding neighborhood were planned and developed by the Pullman Company to provide its workers a beautiful place to live during the often otherwise harsh working conditions. Over 100yrs later it's beauty is well appreciated!

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