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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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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Great get-away for the day!

Civil war days are some of the best! The haunted Halloween scene is one not to miss either! Casual clothing, very reasonable pricing ... And a day away from the hussle and bussle... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Karen M
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Civil war days are some of the best! The haunted Halloween scene is one not to miss either! Casual clothing, very reasonable pricing ... And a day away from the hussle and bussle of today's life ;) Check times and dates on site before you visit, so you can plan the day accordingly!

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Thank Karen M
Naperville, Illinois
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visit the Martin-Mitchell Museum, the blacksmith, the beautiful Century Chapel. Experience life back when Naperville was young. Visit the one room schoolhouse. See the fort. Try to catch a concert or art show. Glimpse life as it once was...

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Thank Linda W
Naperville, Illinois
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29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Since remodeling the kids area of the Naper Settlement - the addition of the splash park is great a place for younger children. It is clean and easy for the kids to get around. There is a great area for imagination play near the splash pad. Also - a lesser known fact is the geo caching that's available for $1/unit.... More 

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Thank KristenNK
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We only had an hour and needed a half to full day to truly make this stop worthwhile!! Great lesson in history and settlement of the Chicago area!!! We will make more time for our stop here on our next visit! The staff was very professional and passionate about all aspects of the settlement!!

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Thank Paige S
Naperville, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After years of living in Naperville, my wife and I finally visited the Naper Settlement. We were pleasantly surprised by the size, layout, and charm of this settlement. Entry is free for Naperville residents. It is important to spend some time at the entrance building and see presentations and displays of life in Northern Illinois in the 19th Century. Upon... More 

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Thank HBP25
Chicago, Illinois
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71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the history that shaped Naperville. One can see different types of houses in the settlement and each house/place we visited, we were greeted by the historian/tour guide. We learned a lot about Captain Joseph Naper and how he shaped the place. Fun place for young children.

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Thank Cinta B
Dyer, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Did not get to see the entire settlement. But did see the grounds. Just gorgeous. Big mansion. Not sure if it was open to the public. I hope they offer weddings because this looked amazing. Lots of mature trees for shade. Was here for a triathlon packet pickup.

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Thank Kimiam7790
Oswego, Illinois
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156 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Historical buildings offer a glimpse into the past. Beautifully restored mansion, church, and even a fort are just some of the structures on site. Its a good history tour in a few hours. But events throughout the year up the ante. Civil war days, hometown picnic, concerts, Oktoberfest, all Hallows eve, and Christkindle market are some other events to enjoy.... More 

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Thank Brian R
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Too expensive for out of town guests. Needs more interactive things, kinda ok. The buildings are cool and so is the black smith, the church is nice, the splash pad has a lot of bees (ewww). No food just snacks. If you're out of town stay away due to the cost, not really worth it.

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Thank papiof4
Naperville, Illinois
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

I love Naper Settlement. I used to go to camps there as a kid and I really loved the activities that we did. Entry is free for residents now and they always have some type of event going on whether it is Civil War days or Oktoberfest.

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