Naper Settlement

523 S. Webster St.
Naperville, IL 60540- Map It
(630) 420-6010

AAA Editor Notes

Naper Settlement is 2 blks. w. of Washington St. at jct. Aurora Ave. and Webster St. Visitors can relive the pioneer through Victorian eras in this outdoor history museum, a re-created 19th-century village. Set on 12 acres of landscaped grounds are a blacksmith shop, chapel, print shop, one-room schoolhouse, log house, post office and other buildings, which are interpreted by educators in period costumes April through October. Highlights include the 1883 Martin Mitchell Mansion, a grand Victorian home original to the grounds; interactive exhibits and children's activities are available. The Harvard Early Learning Playscape offers a splash pad and playground geared toward children ages 2-7. Special events are held throughout the year. An audio tour by cellphone is available. GPS units are available for geocaching. Time: Allow 3 hours minimum.
Apr.-Oct. $12; $10 (ages 62+); $8 (ages 4-12). Rest of year $5.25; $4.75 (ages 62+); $4 (ages 4-12).
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. 1-4, Apr.-Oct.; Tues.-Fri. 10-4, rest of year. Playground open Apr.-Oct.; splash pad open day after Memorial Day-Oct. 15. Closed Jan. 1, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.