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Naper Settlement

523 S Webster St, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 420-6010
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Naperville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Naperville, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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
20 helpful votes 20 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Naperville, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

What I like is that this settlement was before Chicago and gives a look into early Illinois frontier life.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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54 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Unfortunately, my family and I visited on a day that was fillled with school kids (6 buses full). All the tours were catered to their age group only. I heard a chaperone say to another chaperone that she felt sorry for me and my family because we paid good money for our visit but did not get to see much... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We went to the Naper Settlement on a Tuesday morning. It was early June, so there were a lot of school groups there. That made for it to be crowded, but I'm sure that won't be a problem any more since they are out of school now. The buildings there were in great condition from being so old. The staff... More

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Wheaton, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My daughter & fiancé just tied the knot at Naper Settlement...it was a magical event!! The wedding coordinator, Andie & her staff were all tremendous! The recommended vendors (both tent and food) couldn't have been better! The weather was perfect, which certainly helped. The setting was wonderful for photo opps; the chapel was charming; but the staff made the event... More

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Naperville, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This is a wonderful historic village from the 1800's. The buildings are nearly all original and give you a chance to see what life was like in the 1800's. They also have a great museum featuring the history of Naperville. Don't miss "Civil War Day" in May where the North and South battle it out once again. They also have... More

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