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A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum

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A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum

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lauralei99 wrote a review Jan 2020
Chicago, Illinois25 contributions4 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Dave B wrote a review Aug 2019
Chicago, Illinois29 contributions
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!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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doupnikka wrote a review Jun 2019
Roanoke, Virginia804 contributions55 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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hearingsaver wrote a review Mar 2018
Fargo, North Dakota295 contributions63 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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Lou D wrote a review Jun 2017
Valparaiso, Indiana357 contributions49 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: June 2017
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