Pullman | Group Tours
for a private walking tour is a wonderful way for your group to immerse
themselves in the town while learning about this unique chapter in history.
We host school and private groups year-round and can customize your tour
to suit your group's interests.
the Historic Pullman Visitor Center
Link for directions to the district and the Historic
Pullman Visitor Center.
Before starting the walking portion of your tour, visitors will start
at our Visitor Center where they will have the opportunity to:
- watch a fifteen-minute
introductory audio/video presentation that gives an historical overview
of the town of Pullman and the preservation activity in the community
- view our on-going
exhibit of historic photos and artifacts: Pullman . . . The Man,
The Car, The Company, The Model Town, The Strike, The Landmark Community
- and, if they
wish, stop by our sales desk where they can purchase select books and
gifts related to the Pullman area
Your group will then take a guided walk of the town and learn about the
history of Pullman, its architecture and the landmark community today.
During the tour, visitors experience a walk back in time - almost all
of the original 1880s housing and many original public buildings comprise
the district today. Your group will also visit the interior of the Greenstone
Church (based on availability).
Tours are conducted
by trained volunteer guides who are residents or admirers of Pullman.
We also have select guides who are subject matter experts in various topics
related to Pullman’s history; please discuss any particular interests
of your group with our coordinator when discussing your tour.
for arranging a group tour
- Guided Group
Tours are available year-round for groups of 20 to100 people (a minimum
tour rate is applied for groups of less than 20 people).
- Your tour guide
will be available throughout your tour to answer questions and to focus
on issues that are of interest to your group: architecture, planning,
Chicago history, labor history, etc.
Please discuss any special interests your group may have when you are
booking your tour.
- Although we recommend
your group walking the tour route, our guide can board your tour bus
for the walking portion of the tour.
- Average tours
last about 2-3 hours, but tour length can be accommodated to suit the
needs of your group.
Though we do not recommend tours of less than 90 minutes in length,
please discuss any time restrictions with our Tour Coordinator so we
can best accommodate your group’s schedule.
- Ample parking
is available at our Visitor Center for cars and buses.
- The Visitor Center
is fully handicapped accessible. We can also provide amplification devices
for the hearing impaired to be used during the video presentation.
your tour or for further information
Contact our Tour Coordinator at 773.785.8901 to assist you in planning
your tour. Please leave a message if someone is not available to take
your call, leaving your contact information as well as the date and time
you are interested in, the expected number of guests and any special needs
you may have.