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10/14/17 - SOLD OUT Century of Progress Homes Tour

Cypress-Log-Cabin-interiorTICKETS HAVE SOLD OUT FOR THE 2017 TOURS

Join a National Park Service ranger at the Indiana Dune Visitors Center for a tour of five historic homes from the 1933 Chicago World's Fair on Saturday, October 14, 2017. These tours are available by reservation only and spaces sell out fast. Each tour lasts two hours and includes an inside look at the Cypress Log Cabin, Florida Tropical, Armco Ferro, House of Tomrrow, and Wieboldt-Rostone houses.

The original 1933 "Century of Progress" houses featured innovative building materials, modern home appliances, and new construction techniques for their time. The houses were moved to Northwest Indiana in 1935 to promote the new town of Beverly Shores and were added to the national lakeshore in the early 1970's. Today, the historic homes are undergoing rehabilitation through a partnership with Indiana Landmarks and private citizens.

Tickets can be purchased on Monday, September 11, 2017 starting at 8:00 am through the Dunes National Park Association website at www.DunesNationalPark.org.