Naper Settlement

Naperville, Ill.


523 S. Webster St.
Naperville, Ill. 60540
(630) 420-6010
Hours: April-October: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 1-4 p.m. Sunday, buildings and Harvard Playscape are open. November-March: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Exteriors of buildings and Visitor Center available for touring.
Admission: April-October: $12, $10 seniors, $8 kids 4-12, free kids under 4. November-March: $5.25, $4.75 seniors, $4 kids 4-12, free members and kids under 4. Free general admission for Naperville residents.

This outdoor living history museum is a place where the stories and people of our past come alive through award-winning family-friendly exhibits, special events and programs.


Naper Settlement is a history museum located in the heart of Naperville. At the crossroads of experience and community, Naper Settlement attracts people from all across Illinois and the nation with award-winning, family-friendly exhibits. It’s where history comes to play! Naper Settlement’s Summer Season from April 1 to Oct. 30, is filled with birthday parties, picnics, ice cream socials, anniversary celebrations, music and family-friendly activities for all ages. Tour working businesses like the Print Shop and Blacksmith Shop, attend class in a one-room schoolhouse, imagine life on the prairie in the Log House and visit the Martin Mitchell Mansion, a spectacular Victorian home built in 1883. Summer season hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $12 adults, $10 seniors, 8 youth 4-12, children under four and members are free. Naperville residents receive free general admission.

May highlights are Civil War Days May 17-18, where history comes to life with more than 300 re-enactors. June highlights include the Under the Stars & Stripes Family Camp Out June 13-14, the Settlement Sundays ice cream social that kicks off June 14 with free ice cream sundaes every Sunday through Aug. 24 (excluding July 13) and a birthday party for the Mansion on June 29, with cupcakes. The history of rock continues throughout the summer during the Naper Nights Concert Series June 20-21, July 25-26 and Aug. 22-23. June is also the start of Camp Naper summer day camps offering exciting and educational opportunities for campers in grades 1-8. August highlights include a Hometown Picnic on Aug. 9 and Naperville Plays, a collaborative event with the DuPage Children's Museum, on Aug. 17. Family Fun Land returns over Labor Day Weekend.

Upcoming Events


Copyright 2015 Wednesday Journal Inc. All rights reserved. Chicago web development by liQuidprint