• Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Indiana Dunes

    National Lakeshore Indiana

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  • 10/18/2014

    Location: Century of Progress Houses | Map Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Fee Information: $20.00 Contact Name: Ryan Koepke Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 219-395-1882

 

Join a National Park Service ranger at the Indiana Dunes Visitors Center on Highway 49 for a tour of four historic homes from the 1933 Chicago World's Fair on Saturday, October 18, 2014. These limited tours are available by reservation only. Each tour lasts two hours and includes an inside look at the Cypress Log Cabin, Florida Tropical, Armco Ferro, and the Wieboldt-Rostone houses.

The original 1933 "Century of Progress" houses featured innovative building materials, modern home appliances, and new construction techniques for their time. The houses were moved to northwest Indiana in 1935 to promote a new housing community and were included in the national lakeshore boundary in the early 1970's. Today, the historic homes are undergoing rehabilitation with private funds through a partnership with Indiana Landmarks and private citizens.

Tickets can be purchased on September 8 starting at 8:00 am through the Dunes National Park Association website at www.DunesNationalPark.org.  If you have questions, please call the national lakeshore information desk at 219-395-1882.