A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum

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A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum

A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum
3.5
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The National APR Pullman Porter Museum, is located in the National Park Service-Pullman National Monument. It is the only one of its kind world-wide. NAPRPPM is the first Black Labor History museum, in the United States, that exclusively tells the story of the Pullman Porters, The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters labor union, and A. Philip Randolph Its founder. Tucked away on a quiet corner at the north end of Pullman National monument, don’t let the unassuming exterior keep you from missing this black heritage treasure. The museum presents, and interprets content intended to educate the public-on the impact the union had on organized labor, and on America’s modern day civil rights movement The exhibits chronicle the formation of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters; the first Black labor union in the United States chartered under the American Federation of Labor. Exhibits depict important activities on their amazing JOURNEY OF UNITY that ended in victory.
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lauralei99
Chicago, Illinois24 contributions
Aug 2019
The Museum admission fee is $5.00, an unbeatable price. Prepare to walk up two flights of stairs to begin the experience, in which you'll watch an old Channel 11 Chicago video about the the Union, and how it was formed. The details are very interesting, especially since we had thought we knew a lot about the Brotherhood. There are great photos of porters, their wives, and their workplaces. There is plenty of memorabilia along the way, and a place to purchase souvenirs of the visit.
Written January 8, 2020
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Scott W
Bloomington-Normal, IL267 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
Visited the A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum in Pullman, IL. Asa Philip Randolph, generally unheard of, is one of the most influential African-American leaders in history. This museum focuses on the man and the African- American contribution to America's labor history and the Pullman Porters, the Great Migration, and the American Civil Rights Movement. Well worth the time if you are in Chicago and have several hours to dedicate to this small but extremely well curated presentation of A Philip Randolph; a great man, a great humanitarian, and a great American.
Written May 7, 2015
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Marjorie M
Fargo, ND289 contributions
Mar 2018 • Business
The Porter Museum is a great companion visit to the nearby historic Pullman neighborhood. For a modest $5 admission fee, the center highlights milestones in African American history, and in particular, honors the work of the Pullman porters, who contributed significantly to the success of the Pullman Company. Their story is inspiring in that it shows how this group, many of them former slaves, help to establish the American civil rights movement and the formation of the first US labor unions. Three floors (of a remodeled historic home) of static exhibits, video, and tiny gift shop available. Not handicap accessible.
Written March 15, 2018
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kevdale
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Apr 2017 • Couples
Unfortunately this is not a destination, it is something to do in addition to your main destination. You will be in and out in half an hour . There is a colorful & striking monument worth viewing in front of the museum. The museum is very small, there are 3 floors. The first floor is the most interesting & displays a few items related to the worn by or carried by the Pullman Porters. On the 3rd floor they play a 20 minute video on the Pullman Porter & A Phillip Randolph which is fascinating but then there is not much to the rest of the museum. They say they have 150,000 artifacts in storage but less than 20 are on display . Those 20 or less items on display are all on the first floor entry, they are great & make you want to see more historical items but there aren't any. They do have some black & white historical photos on the walls which are interesting but both the wall and floor space could be better used.
Written June 1, 2017
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Dave B
Chicago, IL29 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Such an important destination. Not too big and not too flashy, but the story of the Pullman Porters is one that they tell we’ll. It would be nice to have it accessible to people with disabilities, but it’s great that they’ve reused one of the Pullman row houses!
Written August 26, 2019
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doupnikka
Roanoke, VA822 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We were in Chicago about a month ago and unfortunately due to their hours we were unable to visit. This time we were able to visit on a day they were open. They are only open Thursday, Friday or Saturday. It always makes me feel sad and inspired to know the hardships people go through in life and can still become successful. There is a great little movie to start the tour off which was done very nicely. Sometimes some of the information is difficult to read because of location or size but we really thought the information provided was very interesting. The area around the museum is really lovely and we loved that there is a lot of development to preserve the area.
Written June 15, 2019
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Lou D
Valparaiso, IN351 contributions
Jun 2017
This museum is a partner site to the Pullman National Monument. Be sure to visit the NP visitors center a few blocks south. It is open for many more hours of the week.
Written June 4, 2017
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  • Thu - Sat 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM