13300 S Baltimore Ave, Chicago, IL 60633, USA Distance: 4.14 miles
Pullman District National Monument on the map
Really interesting little national historic site, looking forward to it getting further developed. The visitors center has some Pullman history and memorabilia and some information about the Pullman Porters. I'd love to see a restored palace car in there one day. They have waking tours of the neighborhood and make you can use on your own to see the unique architecture of this factory town.
I love visiting National sites and have the passport book. This is a newer location and was excited to check it out. I verified the hours online and made the trip. The note, on the door, informed me they were closed for the season. I look forward to visiting, some time in the future, when they are open. I will call ahead before making the trip again.
It's a national Monument area. How can it be bad? Pick up your cancelation stamps.
Pullman National Monument is a work in progress, but it is worth a visit now, if only to see the incredible transformation. The volunteers at the temporary visitor center are knowledgeable and friendly, and the self-guided tour is interesting and informative. I look forward to returning in a couple of years.
Beautiful neighborhood with a true community behind it. Wish there was a way to see the inside of the Pullman factory when I was there during the neighborhood open house tour and only the first floor of the Hotel Florence was opened. It is definitely an underrated part of Chicago history