Chicago's Historic Pullman Neighborhood

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Cost: $102

Join us for another Chicago neighborhood tour as we step back in time to one of Chicago's most historically significant neighborhoods, Pullman. In 1880, industrialist George Pullman, the owner of the Pullman Palace Railroad Car company built one of America's first company towns complete with a factory, housing, stores and a hotel.

This morning we will tour the neighborhood and learn about this incredible district which is destined to become a national park. Starting at the Pullman Visitor Center, see an audio visual presentation giving an overview of the Pullman town and the current preservation activity. The Center also features exhibits and photographs of this amazing story. A guide will then take us on a leisurely walking and riding tour to see the highlights of Pullman. See the remains of the factory and newly rebuilt administrative building and clocktower and hear the story of the devastating 1998 fire. See the famous Hotel Florence, built as a luxury hotel for visiting VIP's. Stroll past the Romanesque and Gothic architecture row houses built for employees of the factory and mansions for its executives which are still in use today. You will also learn about Pullman's demise and how the factory was a flashpoint for a nationwide strike which involved federal troops being called.

Lunch today is at the Pier at Harborside at the Harborside International Golf Center on Lake Calumet. Enjoy a great lunch before returning home.


Please note the "Fine Print"

Rates are per person. Payment should be received at least 60 days or sooner prior to date of the trip! Don’t delay, book today! These trips are very popular. "Cancel by" dates vary and will be described on a per-trip basis via a confirmation postcard sent upon receipt of payment. Full payment due at time of registration.

Rates include free parking at Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S Goebbert Rd, Arlington Hts on day of tour; transportation on restroom-equipped motorcoach; sightseeing, admissions, meals as described; City guide on all Chicago itineraries, guide/driver gratuities, CET Host and CET Rewards. Gold Card discounts and earned CET Rewards cannot be applied to day trips. All cancellations will be charged a $10 administration fee.

Call (847) 718-7709 or email for reservations.