Join a National Park Service ranger at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore for a tour of five historic homes from the 1933 Chicago World's Fair on Saturday, October 19, 2013 (this is the tentative date). These limited tours are available by reservation only. Each tour lasts one hour and includes an inside look at the Cypress Log Cabin, House of Tomorrow, Florida Tropical home, Armco Ferro House, and the Wieboldt-Rostone home.
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.
If you have questions, please call the national lakeshore information desk at 219-395-1882.