Private excursion to Historic Pullman city
Attractions & guided tours

Private excursion to Historic Pullman city

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 4 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover the historic town of Pullman
  • Learn about George Pullman’s dream for world-class sleeper train-cars
  • Visit Hotel Florence and admire other charming Queen Anne architecture buildings
What to expect

Discover this fascinating private excursion to Pullman! On this tour, you can explore the remarkable and fine examples of the town’s trademark Queen Anne architecture buildings. The utopian-like community of Pullman was the brainchild of George Pullman, a pioneering engineer who set out to build a town that would base itself and encourage the concept of staff retention. George Pullman was a larger-than-life dreamer, a public relations genius, and a progressive thinker on race relations and employment. He founded and owned the Palace Car Company and believed by offering his most talented workers a high standard of living he would have happy, productive workers who were less likely to strike.

You'll firstly head out with your guide and drive 14 miles south of Chicago to the 4,000-acre land purchased by Pullman for the town. As you go, learn about the architect and landscaper who helped bring Pullman’s dream for America’s first master-planned community to life. Together with 531 homes for his employees, it included a new state-of-the-art plant in an orderly, clean layout. Park-like landscaping showcased handsome streets with a hotel, library, theater, school, church, and shops ensuring workers need not travel into the city. An appealing variety of neat red brick homes each had its own yard and Pullman offered residents everything he thought they could need.

Though a controversial figure in life, with his passing, he bequeathed over $1.2M to build a free school in the town. Today, this Queen-Anne-style town has gone through a large gentrification process, with many residents undertaking large-scale renovations to restore the homes to their original splendor. This private guided excursion to Pullman will allow you to step into an American time capsule. Don't miss it!

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • Private transportation
    • Friendly professional guide
    • Extra time for photo stops
    What's not included
    • Tips (optional)
    • Food and drinks
    Reduced price
    • Child (ages 0-11)
    Where

    Millennium Park Welcome Center, East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL, USA

    Meeting point:
    Please meet at the Millennium Park Welcome Center on East Randolph Street.
    What to remember
    • Please wear weather appropriate, comfy clothing and shoes
    • Don't forget your camera!
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Travel Curious Limited
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.

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