Pullman National Historical Park
610 E. 111th St.
Parking is available at 610 E 111th St.
Sat, Oct 14: 10am - 4:30pm
Sun, Oct 15: 10am - 4:30pm
Solon S. Beman, 1880
Pullman National Historical Park (originally Pullman National Monument) was designated by President Barack Obama on February 19, 2015, making it the first National Park Service unit in Chicago. The park tells the story of one of the first planned industrial communities in the United States, the sleeping car magnate who helped create it, and the workers who lived there. The district is significant for its influence on urban planning and design, as well as its role in American labor history, including the 1894 Pullman Strike.
The site of the former Pullman Palace Car Works shops and administration building, the Hotel Florence (named after George Pullman's eldest child), Arcade Park, and the Greenstone Church are all within the historic district, as is the A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum, named for the prominent leader A. Philip Randolph, which recognizes and explores African American labor history.
The Visitor Center experience is self-guided, and there will be a temporary exhibit featuring the house histories of a group of Pullman homes. Ranger Tours are first come, first served at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m., and are limited to 25 people. Tours are outside on the factory grounds and include about 45 minutes of standing/walking.