Pullman National Monument

The Chicago area’s only national monument is located on Chicago’s South Side and preserves the planned residential and industrial community that the Pullman company built in the 1880s in connection with its railcar manufacturing business. The site also contains a recently opened visitor center, historic Hotel Florence and the Pullman Factory.



The visitor center is located at 610 E. 111th Street, Chicago, Illinois. A map is available here.

Distance from Downtown Chicago

16 miles from the center of town

How To Get There

Bike, Walk, Drive, Metra Rail, CTA Bus


The visitor center is accessible and has accessible restrooms. There are accessible parking spaces in the area and the public sidewalks for viewing the historic Pullman company homes are accessible.

Things To Do

Hiking, Historic/Cultural Interest, Visitor Center

Fun Facts

Construction of the company town began in 1880 and by 1883 the population reached 8,000; however, blacks were not permitted to reside in the company town.

Other Information

Restrooms are located in the Visitor Center. Check the website for details on tours. Hotel Florence and the Pullman Factory are currently closed for renovations.


Stop for lunch at the One Eleven Food Hall, 756 East 111th Street, Chicago and try either Majani which features delicious vegan cuisine or Lexington Betty Smokehouse which features excellent barbecue and salads. Save room for the delicious bourbon praline cheesecake.

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Best Time To Visit

All year

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