Explore Pullman Exhibits
The Historic Pullman Foundation’s EXHIBIT HALL currently features RAILROADERS: Jack Delano’s Homefront Photography (May 14 through Dec. 31, 2022). Railroaders documents the lives of rail workers on the trains, in the yards and in the stations who supported the WW2 war effort in and around Chicago. It includes artifacts, interactive elements and videos of the era.
In addition, Exhibit Hall houses a selection of artifacts and exhibits from the Historic Pullman Foundation’s collection on the Pullman family, the evolution of the town and the overall history of Pullman. Exhibit Hall will be featuring an ongoing rotation of exhibits that delve deeper into the American stories that Live in Pullman, so check back frequently to see what’s new.
The National Park Service VISITOR CENTER for PULLMAN NATIONAL MONUMENT is housed in the historic Administration Clock Tower Building just north of Exhibit Hall. The Visitor Center gives a great overview of the stories embedded in Pullman and is a great place to start your visit to Pullman.
Plan to stop at key sites in Pullman to learn about the first planned model industrial community in the United States, and discover its many stories.
HPF Pullman Exhibit Hall
11141 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
Phone: (773) 785-8901
Hours: Open 11 am -3 pm, Tuesday- Sunday (closed Monday)
Cost of admittance: $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12, Free for under 5.
Explore Pullman’s history
Learn how this place and its people played an important role in the development of American industry, rail innovation, urban design, and the labor movement. Read more
From downtown Chicago via I-94 (Dan Ryan and Bishop Ford expressways):
Take I-94 East (south). After 95th Street, the expressway will split. Stay in the left lane and follow the Bishop Ford toward Indiana. Exit at 111th Street (#66A). Go west on 111th Street to Cottage Grove Avenue, turn left (south) on Cottage Grove. Continue one block south to 112th Street, turn left into the Pullman Exhibit Hall parking lot.
Via Lake Shore Drive/Stony Island Avenue alternate:
From downtown Chicago, take Lake Shore Drive south. Turn right at 57th Street (the exit for the Museum of Science and Industry) and follow the inner drive to connect to Stony Island Avenue. Continue south on Stony Island for about 5 miles. After 95th Street, continue south and merge onto the Bishop Ford Expressway toward Indiana. Exit at 111th Street (#66A). Go west on 111th Street to Cottage Grove Avenue, turn left on Cottage Grove. At 112th Street, turn left into the Visitor Center parking lot.
From the South via I-94 (Dan Ryan and Bishop Ford expressways):
Follow I-94 West toward Chicago. Exit at the 111th Street exit (#66A). Go west on 111th Street to Cottage Grove Avenue, turn left (south) on Cottage Grove. Continue one block south to 112th Street, turn left into the Visitor Center parking lot.
By train from downtown Chicago:
The Pullman District is serviced by the Metra Electric commuter train (Millennium Park terminal) that stops at 111th Street-Pullman and 115th Street-Kensington stations. Visit Metra’s website for schedules and ticket information.
From the 111th Street-Pullman Station:
This station is closest to the Visitor Center and is a local station stop. Trains take approximately 30-40 minutes to get to this stop from downtown Chicago. After arriving at the station, walk through the station house and down the stairs. Walk east (right turn) to Cottage Grove Avenue. Cross to the park and walk south (right turn) one block through the park to 112th Street. The Visitor Center will be located on your left on the corner of 112th and Cottage Grove.
From the 115th Street–Kensington Station:
This station is about 4 blocks from the Visitor Center and is an express stop on this line. Express trains take about 20 minutes from downtown to this stop. Exit the station on Front Street. Turn left toward 115th Street and then another left to head east on 115th Street (under the viaduct) to Cottage Grove Avenue. Cross at the light, turn left (north) and proceed 3 blocks up Cottage Grove to 112th Street. The Visitor Center is across the street on the corner of 112th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue.
Visit the Chicago Transit Authority to plan your route.