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Naper Settlement

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Address: 523 S Webster St, Naperville, IL 60540
Phone Number: (630) 420-6010
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after years in Naperville, finally visited

We went to Civil War Days and when the battle was too much for us, we had a nice time discovering the museum. Nice to have an historical record of the city we call home.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Naperville, IL
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Naperville, IL
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We went to Civil War Days and when the battle was too much for us, we had a nice time discovering the museum. Nice to have an historical record of the city we call home.

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Naperville, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It's just a pleasure to have this multi-acre gem so near downtown Naperville. We have gone there for years for the many activities hosted year round, from the Halloween festivals to the concerts to the Civil War days, wine tasting, food festival, and Christmas lights....it's always well done and a great time.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This folk museum is always improving & upgrading. There are many old buildings and a new children's area. Also, it's free for Naperville residents.

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Woodridge, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been to many places similar to Naper Settlement and this was a disappointment. I went with my Girl Scout troop and they had worked hard for their money, what a waste to have spent it here! We have been to Lisle's Depot Museums and they were much better...and FREE! Many of the staff/volunteers were not dressed in period... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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102 reviews 102 reviews
48 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have watched this living museum grow since its inception. It is a great place to take children to see how a community in the 1800s operated. The docents are fabulous. Almost every building had a docent in it the day we went. My 7 year old grandson learned so much about printing and the early postal service. We also... More 

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Chicago, IL
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is a great place to visit with the kids when you're looking for an educational outing that's also fun and family-friendly. The grounds are absolutely charming, there's a cute gift shop and a range of educational classes and programs that most kids will enjoy. There's even a beautiful, historic wedding chapel that's perfect for weddings or vow renewals --... More 

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chicago Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

In the heart of tony Naperville is a small park out of the 1800's. Adjacent to the more famous riverwalk, the settlement is a recreation of the founding of the town, starting with the first tiny log cabin to the massive Mitchell mansion. The enclave includes a schoolhouse, blacksmith store, a post office, and a picture perfect chapel which is... More 

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Aurora, IL
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70 reviews 70 reviews
27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Although I have driven by Naper Settlement for over 50 years, this was my first visit. I was amazed at the number of buildings that were available to tour. We were fortunate to have a docent lead a tour through the mansion. It was wonderful. Since many of us were products of the one room school, we were especially impressed... More 

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Galway, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Naper Settlement is a 12-acre outdoor history museum located in the heart of Naperville's downtown. The time period represented here ranges from Naperville's original settlement circa 1831 through the early 20th century. Thirty historical buildings are located on this site, many having been moved here from their original locations and refurbished in a style befitting their original time periods. that... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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