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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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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
52 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Naperville, Illinois, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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