Fabyan Villa Museum and Japanese Garden

Geneva, Ill.


1511 S. Batavia Ave. (Route 31 and Fabyan Parkway)
Fabyan Forest Preserve
Geneva, Ill. 60134
(630) 377-6424
Hours: May-October: 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday; 1-4 p.m. Thursday (Kids Day); Garden Hours: 1-4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday. November-March: call for appointment
Admission: Villa: $3, $1 kids. Garden: $1

The Fabyan Villa was home to Colonel George and Nelle Fabyan from 1905-1939. Riverbank, the name they bestowed upon their property, was initially their summer escape from Chicago. The estate features fountains, extensive gardens, swimming pools, a windmill, zoo and tennis courts. The Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie-style Museum contains the Fabyans' private collection of Asian artifacts, natural history specimens and original furniture. After the tour, visitors can stroll the Japanese Garden.


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