Pullman National Monument

In the late 1800s, George Pullman founded an unusual company town outside of the Chicago city limits. The Pullman National Monument preserves the unique history of this planned community, which offered improved employee housing and the promise of more efficient manufacturing. Although the town never lived up to Pullman's idealistic vision, it ended up playing a key role in the rise of labor unions in the region. Today, you can explore the historic district, discover Pullman's role in American rail industry, and find out about the legendary Pullman Strike. Keep in mind that the monument was created in 2015, so the National Park Service is still working to stabilize and to open many of the key buildings.

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Pullman National Monument

Pullman National Monument includes several different sites, many located within walking distance of each other. The visitor center is a convenient and central place to park. Some spots, including the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum, offer limited street parking. The South Chicago metro area surrounds this historic community, ensuring that you're always close to a great restaurant or shopping experience. 

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How To Get To Pullman National Monument

Pullman National Monument is located on the south side of the Chicago metro area. To get there from downtown Chicago or Indiana, take I-94 to Exit 66A. Drive west on E 111th Street for 0.7 miles, turn left on S Cottage Grove Avenue, and you'll see the signs for the park on the left.


11141 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60628

Fee: Entry fee $0

The Pullman National Monument offers an interesting glimpse at life in a historic company town. Wear comfortable shoes, and spend a few hours exploring the district on foot; the architecture alone is worth a visit. If you want to enjoy the great outdoors during a trip to the busy Chicago area, an RV is a wonderful way to camp in comfort.