For one weekend, October 10-11, residents in the historic Pullman neighborhood open their doors to the public for this annual tour, where attendees can peek beyond the beautiful facades to see inside grand mansions, workers’ cottages and unique apartment buildings.
Travel back to the 1880s within this time capsule of a neighborhood. The Pullman Historic District, a National Historic Landmark District, was built from scratch and an innovative concept at the time. George Pullman designed the model company town for employees of his railcar factory, complete with its own residences, churches, schools, parks, library and hospital—all the amenities needed for a “town within a town.”
Tours are available on both Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Advance tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased online and picked up at the event. Tickets will also be available each day of the event for $23.00 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Ticket pickup and tour information can be found at the Historic Pullman Visitor Center (11141 S. Cottage Grove Ave.).
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Pullman Tour.