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Excursion to Historic Pullman - Private Tour

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On this fascinating Private Excursion to Pullman, explore the remarkable, pioneering concept and sightsee some fine examples of the town’s trademark Queen Anne architecture.

Highlights

  • Visit the historic town - experience Pullman’s strong community spirit and today’s heritage conservation projects.
  • Learn about George Pullman’s dream for world-class sleeper train cars and his ambitious utopian dream-town.
  • See Pullman's distinctive bricks throughout the town made from clay from Lake Calumet.
  • Visit Hotel Florence and wander down the roads lined with Queen Anne architecture.
  • Explore the streets that earned it National Historic Landmark District (in 1971) and US National Monument (in 2015).

Description

The utopian community of Pullman was the brainchild of George Pullman who set out to build a town that would encourage 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 ta...

It is included

  • Guide
  • Transport
  • Pick-up from selected hotels

Important informations

  • We recommend to wear walking shoes and weather appropriate clothes
    We advise you to bring water and something to eat.
  • It is the traveler's sole responsibility to have all the necessary documentation up to date, so research in advance everything that is required at the destination of your activity.

Care of Covid-19

Remember that with a pandemic, the documentation required may vary from place to place. Confirm what local authorities may require: proof of full vaccination, negative PCR test, and more. Find out what are the requirements of your destination and the location of the activity.


Oh, and don't forget to wear a mask, clean your hands often, and try to maintain social distance.

How to get there

  • Gathering place:

    E Randolph St,201

    • At the outside entrance of the Millennium Park Welcome Centre.
      Whether you are picked up at your hotel or you are heading to the meeting point, you need to be there 15 min prior to the departure time of the Tour.
      Pick-up service is available only from centrally located hotels.
      Please call to confirm the pick-up time at least 48 hours prior to the tour.

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