50th Annual Historic Pullman House Tour: what you need to know

Historic Pullman House Tour is celebrating a milestone 50 years October 7th and 8th, 2023 from 11:00am – 5:00pm. This is one of Chicago’s oldest house tours! Visitors will tour an exclusive group of Pullman’s iconic privately owned historic row homes.

Step back in time visiting one of the nation’s earliest planned industrial worker communities right here in Chicago. The Pullman neighborhood features architecture unlike anywhere else in the midwest. Employees of the Pullman Palace Car Company lived a modern lifestyle: the 1880s town was built with the most advanced comforts of the era that included indoor plumbing, electricity, and gas. Most of the homes have been continuously occupied since they were built. Some remain close to their original design, while others have been modernized.

Take a self-guided tour through a variety of Pullman homes: executive mansions to workers cottages. In addition to the glimpses into residential life in Pullman, Pullman National Historical Park’s Visitors Center will be open (free admission), which houses the former Administration Clock Tower building. Hotel Florence will also be open to visitors, as well as Greenstone Church.

Visit Historic Pullman Foundation’s 50th anniversary exhibit From Wrecking Ball to National Park inside Pullman Exhibit Hall, following Pullman’s journey through the generations of people who have dedicated their time to the common goal of preserving the community they love.

Saturday enjoy the live music of Qombo from 11:00am – 1:30pm, and Sunday, the Mudcats Dixieland Band from 12:30pm – 3:30pm. Classic car show in Arcade Park Sunday from 10:00am – 3:00pm.

Historic Pullman House Tour is sponsored by Historic Pullman Foundation and Pullman Civic Organization.



Historic Pullman Foundation is the official philanthropic partner of Pullman National Historical Park. Since 1973, we have created opportunities for all people to experience and understand the continuing American story that is Pullman. Visit us at www.pullmanil.org