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Visiting Pullman | Visitor Center

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 Visitor Center is a starting point for your visit to the district. The center houses:

  • a fifteen-minute introductory video on the town's history through today's preservation efforts
  • exhibits, featuring numerous historic photos and Pullman related items including:
    • furniture and artifacts from the Pullman Mansion on Prairie Avenue and exhibit on the Pullman family
    • 1896 award that named Pullman "the world's most perfect town"
    • furniture and artifacts from the Hotel Florence
    • original decorative wood berth door from train car
    • rail travel service items, India Tree china, and others
  • a sales desk for books and select gifts about the district and it’s history

You can also start your own self-guided walking tour of the district here by picking up a copy of our walking tour brochure. This is also the starting point for our guided tours, group tours and events.

Our volunteer docents staff the Visitor Center and are happy to also answer any questions you may have while here.

About the Building
The Historic Pullman Foundation Visitor Center stands today on the site of the Arcade Building at the corner of 112th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue. The Visitor Center building is an adaptive reuse of the southern portion of the former American Legion Building, which had been built on the site in 1953.

On the north wall of the Visitor Center, you will find a mural, entitled Visual Interpretations of Pullman, depicting an interpretation of the former Pullman Arcade Building, coupled with an historic view of the Pullman Town, ironworkers, and the Pullman Palace Car. This vibrant piece of public art was completed in 1996 by students from the American Academy of Art.


 
  Historic Pullman Foundation - a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
p: 773.785.8901 | e: foundation@pullmanil.org