Historic Pullman District & Lexington Betty Smokehouse
We will venture to the Historic Pullman District of Chicago for a guided walking tour of the first planned model industrial community. The Historic Pullman Exhibit Hall is the starting and ending point for our tour. The Hall houses exhibits on Pullman, providing an interpretive look at the town of Pullman, The Pullman Palace Car Company and their founder, George M. Pullman. We will experience a walk back in time as we view the original buildings of the town, as almost the entire original 1880’s housing still stands today. If available, we will also view the Greenstone Church which was built in 1881 and was the only church built within the town of pullman and still maintains the original stain glass windows, organ, alter and all-original woodwork and pews. This is a roughly a 2-hour walking tour with topics of architecture and planning, life in the turn of the century, history and labor. We will enjoy lunch at Lexington Betty Smokehouse. Our menu for Lexington Betty’s will be: Smoked Chicken, Pulled Pork, Brisket with sides of Gouda Mac n Cheese, Brisket Baked Beans and Chopped Salad. Trip Includes: transportation by Park District Bus, tour and lunch. Extensive walking and standing.