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Mayslake Peabody Estate

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A view of history.

I have been to art receptions here and exhibited my own art here. While now a part of the DuPage... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2018
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Great Gem

This is a special place always under renovation, but interesting to view, visit walk around see an... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2018
Steven A
Hinsdale, Illinois
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On the National Register of Historic Places, Mayslake Hall stands as a rare surviving example of the magnificent country houses that were built in DuPage County during the Gilded Age. It now serves the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County as a...more
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1717 31st St, Oak Brook, IL 60523-1701
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Reviewed August 25, 2018

I have been to art receptions here and exhibited my own art here. While now a part of the DuPage Co. Forest Preserve system, the old manor house is used for a variety of activities. Still under renovation, you'll see some "rough spots" as they...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

This is a special place always under renovation, but interesting to view, visit walk around see an outdoor play .... we even had an 80th Birthday Party last summer.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed February 12, 2018

We have been many times but this time we hosted an 80th Birthday Celebration for 75 people ....so well done and the staff was fantastic

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

This is a place of extreme interest. When you get to the part of the tour in the library ask the guide to point out the hidden stair case the leads to the underground tunnel that leads to a small shelter about a hundred feet...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank ROBERT B
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

At first I thought the fee of $8/person was a little steep; however, after our tour lasted over one and a half hours and we saw a huge portion of the house, I thought it was well worth it. Our tour guide was a wealth...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank Barb K
Reviewed July 1, 2017

How fortunate DuPage County is to have a Forest Preserve dedicated to restoring a significant piece of historical architecture from America's Gilded Age. Complete with an industrial baron's Tudor Revival style mansion, beautiful lakeside grounds and gardens and a top notch staff with docents who...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Pamela M
Reviewed June 2, 2017

Beautiful place to get married! In a wedding last weekend. Not too professional with telling the bride "bad news" rather then finding someone else involved in the wedding, and giving them the info

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Shannell B
Reviewed February 20, 2017

I have been here for several plays with the First Folio Theater and also taken a tour of the mansion. They are in the midst of a restoration now. I went to see Captain Blood yesterday and could see some of the improvements already. A...More

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank Palosgirl_10
Reviewed February 13, 2017

This estate is easy to get to and offers a peek into a different era. Check out the plays and concerts performed at Mayslake Peabody Estate. In autumn, around Halloween, the stories of Edgar Allen Poe are enacted in various locations throughout the mansion -...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Jane C
Reviewed December 29, 2016

This is the way the super rich used to live. So it's fun to tour the estate and imagine (or dream) of what it would be like to live in something resembling a 15th century English manor house. Francis Stuyvesant Peabody, owner of one of...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Taylor B
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April 4, 2017|
Response from Palosgirl_10 | Reviewed this property |
There is some parking in front of the building, a short walk on the sidewalk. If it is a large crowd you may have to park a little farther
June 19, 2016|
Response from Leslie Z | Reviewed this property |
Check out the mays lake peobody estate Website-- Private tours are available by reservation / Regular tours on Wednesdays and Saturdays