“Located on Chicago’s South Side, Pullman was a model industrial town founded by George Pullman in the late 19th century. Created to attract skilled workers to his Pullman Palace Car Company, hundreds of people lived and worked here assembling the iconic train sleepers, while thousands of African American porters staffed cars that traveled across the country. Pullman joined the national park system February 2015 as the Pullman National Monument — Chicago’s first.
Start your visit at the temporary Pullman National Monument Visitor Information Center located at Cottage Grove and 112th Street. Park staff, volunteers and partners from the Historic Pullman Foundation are on hand to answer questions and provide suggestions on how to enjoy your visit to the monument. The Pullman State Historic Site and the National A. Phillip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum have exhibits, tours and interpretive programs to help you enjoy your experience.”