Welcome to Pullman National Monument!
On February 19, 2015, President Obama dedicated Pullman National Monument, Chicago's first national park. The Pullman factory and neighborhood, already a National Historic Landmark District, have long been recognized as unique and significant, and now they have become a unit of the National Park System. For your reference we have included the Presidential Proclamation and a map of the Pullman National Historic Landmark District and adjacent areas. They are located under the Document List (see tabs at left).
The National Park Service (NPS) was directed by the Proclamation to complete a management plan. The first phase of that process, the Foundation Document, is near completion and a current draft is also located under the Document List. The Foundation Document describes the park's purpose and significance, and provides other important information that guides all future planning efforts.
During the next phase of planning, the NPS planning team, with input from interested parties, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, stakeholders, and local residents, will prepare a management plan to guide resource protection, interpretation, and visitor use. This plan will provide the NPS a framework for decision-making and working with its partners to accomplish the purposes and goals of the Monument in the future.
The management plan will include direction on how the NPS and partners will: 1. preserve the historic resources related to Pullman; 2. interpret the industrial and labor struggles, the achievements associated with the Pullman Company including the rise and role of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters; and the history of urban planning and design associated with the monument; 3. identify opportunities to coordinate educational and visitor experiences within the Monument. (The plan will not prescribe specific actions on private, city, or state property inside Monument boundaries where there is no direct Federal authority.)
Please check this website periodically for updates and public meeting announcements and to view documents that are open for public review and comment. There will be multiple opportunities throughout the planning process to provide comments. You may also stay informed by visiting the park's website (www.nps.gov/pull) or by following us on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Pullman-National-Monument-National-Park-Service-1551660871753166/
The NPS may also use additional to let you know what is happening at the park.
Your input is important for the success of Pullman National Monument. The NPS encourages you to take part in this process, and we look forward to hearing from you.
Superintendent Kathleen Schneider
For information about the park, and the planning process, please contact:
Sue Bennett, Chief of Visitor Services
Shared Visitor Information Center
11141 South Cottage Grove Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60628