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Address: 523 S Webster St, Naperville, IL 60540
Phone Number: (630) 420-6010
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Great Historical site!

This is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon, especially in summer! We witnessed high quality special events such as "Civil War Days" which included re-enactments of battles... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Claude A
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Naperville, Illinois
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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon, especially in summer! We witnessed high quality special events such as "Civil War Days" which included re-enactments of battles with the participants dressed up in authentic costumes of the era. The original home of Mr. Joseph Naper is available for tours; call for more information. I suggest that you do some... More 

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Thank Claude A
Naperville Illinois
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I joined my son's 8th grade field trip in November to help chaperon their visit to Naper Settlement. That age group is tricky since the kids get bored quickly. The staff was excellent! Their role playing definitely kept the kids attention, and made the scenes more real. I learned a ton too about our local history and appreciated all the... More 

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Thank Gina J
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This place is a gem. For anyone interested in American History, it is worth spending a few hours. The guides are very knowledgeable, and are in period costumes. There is a great playground to be enjoyed during break/lunch time. Ample parking and the price is so reasonable! Move this to the top of your to do list if you are... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The Naperville Settlement is the only place in the Naperville area that has spring, summer and fall activities. Spring arts festival, live summer rock groups, beer and wine tasting festivals, Indian Pow Wows, Oktoberfest all this and more besides the Naperville settlement itself. The Settlement has numerous historical building's that you can walk in and experience homes from a different... More 

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Thank Madeline A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

The Naper Settlement is an outstanding place to visit. The grounds are great. The buildings provide a lot of sites to see. There is an excellent staff on hand to explain individual buildings. Do not miss the exhibits in the visitor center. This is a place to go for all ages.

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Thank Rgsheldon
Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We never knew that the Naper Settlement existed, but we're very glad we found it. The settlement is located just a few blocks from downtown Naperville (accessible by Metra train). It is a 12 acre outdoor museum focused on the history of Naperville and the surrounding area. To get a good overview, start your visit by seeing the numerous exhibits... More 

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Thank Steigenberger592
Naperville, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

There is a plethora of things to do. The children have an area to play and live in the past. And the grounds are kept up very well. We enjoy the concerts in the summer, as well as Halloween and Christmas time. Intend to spend a few hours.

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Thank Jane J
Park Ridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I took a group of 11 women there and we all enjoyed it. There were docents in most of the buildings and they were knowledgeable and friendly. We all learned something and most of us were grandmothers so even at our age it was fun and we learned something. It's a beautiful place and just enough walking. I plan on... More 

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Thank pondgal
Naperville, Illinois
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Having moved to a house built in 1900 we became interested in in the architechture of the time so we went to Naper Settlement. It was very interesting! Not only is it a fascinating history lesson but they have Civil War days and the Naper Night Concert series throughout the summer. There is always something going on there.

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Thank glee604
Illinois
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Naper Settlement is one of the highlights of Naperville. Not many towns can boast a living history museum. They offer so many activities. They have the best summer camps. My kids enjoyed the historic camps for years. They host so many events here like art shows and concerts, and a Halloween haunted house type event. Just a beautiful location in... More 

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