Black Metropolis Pullman Porter Great Migration Blues Trail

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Black Metropolis Pullman Porter Great Migration Blues Trail

700 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
(866) 346-7664
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Join us as we travel Chicago’s Great Migration Trail and Explore the destinations lived and experienced by more than a half million people who migrated to Illinois’s Black Metropolis, and discovered Chicago's legendary city- within-a-city Bronzeville. This half day tour (4.5 hrs.)that includes lunch is an authentic story for all generations. Guests Experience the hospitality in the proud tradition of the Pullman Porters, known as the ambassadors of service, who functioned in the dual role of railroad workers and national distributors of the Chicago Defender newspaper; providing insight and information on the possibilities of the north. It’s more than Sightseeing Tour,


On a route that follows the Mississippi Blues Trail you’ll Discover how the Blues became Electric, with each stop providing time to souvenir shop and meet the people keeping the dreams and heritage of The Promised Land alive.

The tour departs from 5 Time Grammy Award Winning, Buddy Guy's Legends, Blues Lounge located at 700 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL and travels through the Bronzeville Historic District: Chess Record Studio, Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven, the home of Muddy Water's, and a stop at the gateway to the Black Metropolis, the Bronzeville Visitor Information Center, for an interactive discussion, pass the home on President Obama, and a stop at the Checkerboard Lounge Ending up the Historic Pullman district’s A Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum, to learn all about the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, who led by A. Philip Randolph who set the stage for the modern day civil rights movement.