World’s Fair Homes Tour reservations open

2013-09-11T00:00:00Z World’s Fair Homes Tour reservations openTimes Staff nwitimes.com
September 11, 2013 12:00 am  • 

PORTER | Join a National Park Service ranger at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore for a tour of five historic homes from the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Oct. 19.

Each tour will last approximately two hours and includes a ranger-narrated shuttle ride from the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 N. Ind. 49, to the homes site. On-site, a ranger will provide an inside look at the Cypress Log House, House of Tomorrow, Florida House, Armco-Ferro House and Rostone House.

Reservations are required and there is a $20 fee to cover expenses. Tours are offered in partnership with the Dunes National Park Association, taking reservations at  www.dunesnationalpark.org.

The original 1933 “Century of Progress” houses featured innovative building materials, modern home appliances, and new construction techniques, and were moved to Northwest Indiana in 1935, where they are currently being renovated.

Call the information desk at (219) 395-1882 with questions or contact the DNPA at helpthedunes@gmail.com.

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