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The Pullman Historic District is located fourteen miles south of downtown Chicago. It is easily accessible by car, bus or Metra Rail service.

By Car | By Bus | By Train

Historic Pullman Visitor Center
11141 S. Cottage Grove Avenue
(112th Street & Cottage Grove Avenue)
Chicago, IL

phone: 773.785.8901
hours: Tuesday - Sunday    11am - 3pm     
Closed Mondays

Traveling to Pullman By Car

Via I-94 (Dan Ryan and Bishop Ford expressways):

  • From downtown, take I-94 East (south).
  • After 95th street, the expressway will split to the Bishop Ford (the signs will read “To Indiana” and I-57 (“To Memphis”).
  • Take the Bishop Ford towards Indiana, on the left side of the expressway.
  • Continue along the Bishop Ford to the 111th Street exit (#66A).

Via Lake Shore Drive/Stony Island Avenue alternate:

  • From downtown, take Lake Shore Drive south.
  • At 57th Street (the exit for the Museum of Science and Industry) exit the Drive and follow the inner drive to connect to Stony Island Avenue.
  • Continue south down Stony Island.
  • After 95th Street, you will continue south and merge around into the Bishop Ford Expressway.
  • The next exit will be 111th street exit (#66A), be sure to merge to the right lane to exit in time.
  • Exit at 111th street going west – this exit only goes west.

Continuing From the 111th Street Exit:

  • Go west on 111th Street to Cottage Grove Avenue (the 4th light, before the train viaduct), turn left (south) down Cottage Grove.
  • Continue one block south to 112th street, turn left into our parking lot.
  • The Visitor Center is located on your left, on the northeast corner of 112th and Cottage Grove.

Traveling to Pullman By Bus
Chicago Transit Authority operates city bus route #111-Pullman that runs along Cottage Grove Avenue and stops at 112th street, right across from the Visitor Center.

From downtown you can take the CTA Red Line Trains to connect to the #111 bus line. Visit www.transitchicago.com for route map and schedules.

Traveling to Pullman By Metra Rail Service
The Pullman district is serviced by the Metra Electric commuter train lines from the 111th Street-Pullman and 115th Street-Kensington stations.
Visit www.metrarail.com for schedules and ticket information for the Metra Electric line.
Note: On Sundays, trains run on a reduced schedule and only run once every two-hours. Please make sure you check schedules for Sunday travel.

From the 111th Street-Pullman Station:
This station is closest to the Visitor Center and is a local station stop. Trains take approximately 30-40 minutes to get to this stop from downtown.

  • After arriving at the station, walk through the station house and down the stairs.
  • Walk east (right turn) to Cottage Grove Avenue (at the light – you will see the Clock Tower and the Hotel from here).
  • Cross to the park and walk south (right turn) one block through the park to 112th street.
  • The Visitor Center will be located on your left (you will see the mural on the back side of the building), on the northwest corner of 112th and Cottage Grove.

From the 115th Street–Kensington Station:
This station is about 4 blocks from the Visitor Center and is an express stop on this line. Express trains take about 20 minutes from downtown to this stop.

  • After arriving at the station, walk down the stairs and exit the station ( you will be on Front Street).
  • Turn left towards 115th street and then another left to head east on 115th street (under the viaduct) to Cottage Grove Ave.
  • Cross at the light, turn left (north) and proceed 3 blocks up Cottage Grove to 112th Street.
  • The Visitor Center will be across the street on the northwest corner of 112th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue.
  Historic Pullman Foundation - a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
p: 773.785.8901 | e: foundation@pullmanil.org