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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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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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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52 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 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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25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Naperville, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Frequent living history events ranging from frontier crafts & blacksmithing to black powder battle re-enactments. May historic buildings moved from around Naperville, Martin Mitchell Museum open year 'round. Lots of free parking. Located adjacent to Central High and a block from the DuPage River and Riverwalk, 2 blocks from downtown.

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Naper Settlement is in downtown Naperville, near the Riverwalk Park, various shops and restaurants. This outdoor museum is great for adults and children. We have been several times and we always learn something new. There is a small chapel there which is perfect for weddings! If you are new to the area it is a great way to learn how... More

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Naperville, Illinois, United States
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10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Definitely worth a visit. The Blacksmith is my favorite, along with the church, one-room school house...Of course, there's the mansion...It's really fun to take the kids during the Christmas season.

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Naper Settlement is a historical venue in the middle of downtown Naperville. It's best during the holidays, especially Halloween where they re-enact All Hallows Eve in the 1800s. They also have Civil War days and other fun events, be sure to check their website. Somewhat pricey, but very educational for children.

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