Pullman by Train

Pullman National Monument in Chicago is just one of a handful of national parks accessible by transit. On Friday, June 21 you’ll have the opportunity to ride the rails to Pullman with NPCA, Metra and the National Park Service!

In honor of NPCA’s 100th anniversary, we are hosting four trains from downtown Chicago to Pullman National Monument capped with a walking tour of this great historic neighborhood provided by park rangers. Along the way, you will hear about how Pullman became a national monument through the support of thousands of national park advocates like you.

Pullman honors the unique stories of America’s industrial past, labor history, including formation of the first African American labor union, urban planning and development of the country’s first model industrial town.

Event Details

WHAT: Pullman by Train

WHEN: Friday, June 21, between 10:00am and 5:00pm (various times).

  • Tours will leave Millennium Station at 10:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm and 2:00pm.

  • You just choose the tour that works for you.

  • The train and Pullman walking tour takes about an hour and a half.

  • You may return to Millennium Station on the train of your choice, with departures hourly beginning at 11:35 am.

WHERE: Trains depart from Millennium Station, 151 N Michigan Ave, Chicago

RSVP: Tickets are free and available here, but you must register for a train and tour time, and space is extremely limited. If you have questions, please contact me at mmesle@npca.org or 312-898-7351.

OTHER INFO: Food will available for purchase; there is an optional shuttle and tour of the Pullman Porter Museum.

calendary icon Date June 21, 2019
  • Location:
    Trains depart from Millennium Station, 151 N Michigan Ave, Chicago
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