Naper Settlement

523 S. Webster St. • Naperville, IL 60540


SUMMER RATES: Adults ($13+ years) $12; Seniors (62+ years) $10; Youth (4-12 years) $8; Kids (4 $amp; under) Free
WINTER RATES: Adults ($13+ years) $5.25; Seniors (62+ years) $4.75; Youth (4-12 years) $4; Kids (4 $amp; under) Free


Just steps from downtown Naperville, Naper Settlement is Chicagoland's outdoor history museum, offering interactive activities for all ages. Tour historic buildings, visit with interpreters in time-period clothing and enjoy programs on and off-site. The village tells the story of how life changed throughout the 19th century for the people of northern Illinois in towns such as Naperville. Naper Settlement has more than 40,000 historic objects and archival materials, over 10,000 photographs related to local history, and a research library. Wedding services, meeting rentals, parties, lectures and educational programs are additional offerings year round. Caroline Martin Mitchell laid the groundwork for Naper Settlement by donating her family's Victorian mansion and surrounding 212 acres to the City of Naperville in 1936. Today, her home has been brought back to its original Victorian splendor and is open to visitors. Check out the events section of this Visitors Guide for a listing of special events year-round at Naper Settlement.

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    • 12-acre beautifully landscaped site with picnic areas
    • Meeting facilities for 10 to 175, plus outdoor locations for larger tented receptions and events
    • Historic chapel is available for weddings, special services and meetings
    • Conveniently located near downtown Naperville

    The historic buildings and beautifully landscaped grounds at Naper Settlement provide a distinctive atmosphere for your personal or corporate event. Whether you are planning an elegant wedding in Century Memorial Chapel, a business meeting in the Pre-Emption House Tavern or a fun-filled picnic on our 12-acre grounds, your special occasion is sure to be a memorable, once in- a-lifetime experience.