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ABOUT PULLMAN

Travel back to the 1880s within this time capsule of a neighborhood. The Pullman Historic District, a National Historic Landmark District, was built from scratch and an innovative concept at the time. George Pullman designed the model company town for employees of his railcar factory, complete with its own residences, churches, schools, parks, library and hospital—all the amenities needed for a "town within a town."

Factory production lines are no longer churning out luxurious sleeping cars but the centerpiece of Pullman, the Hotel Florence, remains an elegant example of the Queen Anne style and offers a glimpse into its high-society past.

Learn more at The Historic Pullman Foundation Visitor Center, which contains artifacts from the neighborhood and George Pullman's mansion on Prairie Avenue, and take either a self-guided or guided walking tour of the area.

At the A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum, discover how America's labor relations were changed by the creation of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters Union, the first African American labor Union to win a collective bargaining agreement. The collection displays exhibits and artifacts pertinent to the African American Railroad employee, the Great Migration, and the American Civil Rights Movement.

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