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Naper Settlement

523 S Webster St, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 420-6010
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Naperville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We especially enjoyed learning about the Naper family and five other families settling in the area, first known as Naper's Settlement, which later became a part of DuPage County. Joseph Naper platted the town of Naperville. He was one of the stockholders and operated a lumber mill that provided the wooden planks for the "Old Plank Road" that improved transportation... More

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Aurora, Illinois, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The settlement is not only a museum of the areas settlers containing many historic buildings, but also a place for year round activities to take place. Civil war days, Summer concerts, Beer fest, All Hallows Eve, ect.. The admission is a bit high, but get a members pass for the year and it is well worth it! Food and drink... More

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Olney, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I thought the ten dollar admission was a bit high. The best part of the tour (self guided) was the Victorian mansion, because that part did have a tour guide and several times to choose from. The men who were working at the Blacksmith Shop were very friendly and informative. I was disappointed we couldn't see the inside of the... More

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Took a look at some of the old homes and fort there while at a Powwow that was on the grounds. It is nice to see how people used to live. It really makes you appreciate space and technology.

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Mattoon, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stopped by Naper Settlement on a recent visit to my brother's house. I didn't know anything about the history of Naperville, but it was really quite interesting! Lots of really cool original buildings as well as activities for the kids, reenactments and more.

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Naperville, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I can't say enough good things about The Settlement! It is a great place for history buffs, for simple entertainment, all ages, and especially great for kids! It is a place that has REAL historic buildings, most with costumed docents who will give you information on the building, its use, inhabitants, the history of the period in which it was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Manned by enthusiastic volunteers for the tours, this place has a number of "old timey" things that kids are not likely to have seen inn their lifetimes without visiting a place like this. Train car, smithy shop, various displays of living during these times. Very small location, so you can bring younger kids and older grandparents if they walk at... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The guide will explain just enough to whet your appetite for discovery about what Illinois frontier life was like. The grounds are beautiful and spacious, the outbuildings have been gathered from around the area, but the Naper Settlement will definitely provide an idea of the difficulties of life when first settled. Good and safe for young children as well as... More

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Park City, Illinois
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33 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I went to the Naper Settlement last weekend and I liked the Blacksmith and the Log Cabin there because the guide was not too long and not too short and it was very detailed and I was something very interesting about what it was like back then from many many years ago.

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Naperville, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My husband and I are and have been part of the Wednesday walking club. So, we have seen the grounds with spring flowers, summer and even into fall. Just walking the grounds is enough as they are beautifully maintained, but each individual building is also a gem. If you are in Naperville, check out if they are having a special... More

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