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There are a variety of organizations within the Pullman National Historic District that are dedicated to the preservation and understanding of this unique area. Please contact these partners for information on activities within the Pullman boundaries.

 
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Historic Pullman Foundation

Visitor Center

11141 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

Chicago, Illinois

773-785-8901

foundation@pullmanil.org

www.pullmanil.org/

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

Admission: $5 adults; $4 students under 18; $4 seniors

The Historic Pullman Foundation is dedicated to preservation and interpretation of the Pullman neighborhood area. The foundation provides visitors with a visitor center (video, exhibits, and tour programs) as well as information a resource for education.

 
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Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

Pullman State Historic Site

11111 S. Forrestville Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60628

773-660-2341

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www.pullman-museum.org/

Hours: The Pullman State Historic Site and the Hotel Florence are currently undergoing renovation, and are thus closed for tours. Limited tours are available of the Pullman Factory Complex. Contact the State Historic Site for more details.

The Pullman State Historic Site uses historic structures and public programs to showcase 19th and 20th Century industrial society. The signature Clock Tower Administration Building and Assembly Shops and the grand four story Hotel Florence give tangible evidence to the national and international influences of Pullman -- on transportation, industrial design, architecture, labor, urban and town planning, and landscape design.

 
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National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum

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

Chicago, Illinois 60628

773-850-8580

www.aphiliprandolphmuseum.com

Hours: Open Seasonally: April-Dec 1;Thursday-Saturday, 11am-3pm

Admission: $5.00

The mission of the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porters Museum is to promote, honor, and celebrate the legacy of A. Philip Randolph, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, and contributions made by African-Americans to America's labor movement; with a significant focus on the African American Railroad Employee -- At our facility our goal is to educate the public about their historic legacy and the contributions they made through the study, preservation, and interpretation of their stories that are inextricably intertwined.

 
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Chicago Park District

Arcade Park

11132 S. St. Lawrence Ave.

Chicago, Illinois 60628

312-747-6576

www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Arcade-Park

Located in the Pullman community, Arcade Park is a park location used for passive recreation. Park patrons can relax in this open green space while enjoying the beauty of nature and a garden-like setting.

Pullman Playlot Park

11101 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

Chicago, Illinois 60628

312-747-6576

http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Pullman-Playlot-Park/

Located in the Pullman neighborhood, Pullman Park is a park location used for passive recreation. Park patrons can relax in this open green space on benches while enjoying the beauty of nature.

West Pullman Park

401 W. 123rd St.

Chicago, Illinois 60628

312-747-7090

www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/West-Pullman-Park

Located in the West Pullman neighborhood, West Pullman Park totals 15.64 acres and features an indoor swimming pool, two gymnasiums and multi-purpose clubrooms. A green feature of the park includes a natural savanna area. Outside, the park offers tennis/basketball courts, baseball/softball fields, playground, and spray pool. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasiums and multi-purpose clubrooms.

Park-goers can participate in the Park Kids after school program, seasonal sports, Therapeutic Recreation, arts & crafts, senior club, and Track E Break Camps. During the summer, youth attend the Park District's popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, West Pullman Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as holiday-themed events.

Last updated: June 10, 2015

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

11111 S Forrestville Ave
Chicago, IL 60628

Phone:

(773) 468-9310

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