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Naper Settlement

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Worth every penny. History comes alive at Naper Settlement

My companion and I are true history buffs and try to experience local history every where we go... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kansas City
Very culturally rich

Well worth the visit for individuals, family and couples. There are many events that individuals... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Daniel T
Naperville, Illinois
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523 S Webster St, Naperville, IL 60540-6517
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My companion and I are true history buffs and try to experience local history every where we go. The Naper Settlement is top notch. The downstairs "Brushstrokes" display does an amazing job of easily explaining the history of the city in a way school children...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the visit for individuals, family and couples. There are many events that individuals can take advantage of. Very family friendly. Don't miss spending time at Naper Settlement

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited Naper Settlement many times, most recently last November for the Kinder Market. Great food; the best hot chocolate and amazing Christmas gift ideas;

Thank Ted C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a re-creation of the original village of Naper which preceded Naperville. Its a pleasant stroll. We saw a blacksmith in action, we stopped by a one room school house, had an informative tour of an 1870s mansion and looked into the village's church....More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018

You can't beat the Christmas decorations. IT is beautiful to see. They have so many activities all year round from the Civil War Days, Halloween Happening and can't miss the concerts in the summer.

Thank Bienfang
Reviewed 11 July 2018

The site is a great outdoor museum and a tribute to Joseph Naper, the city's founder. Most of the historic buildings have someone there, telling stories about the history of the early settlers, dressed in the appropriate attire. We visited the working blacksmith, the post...More

1  Thank The_Fairy_D0gm0ther
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I've probably been to Naper Settlement 8 times in 20 years...whenever company comes into town my first question is "have you been to Naper Settlement?", if not lets go, if yes, let's go again! The tours vary with your tour guide but always informative...love Civil...More

Thank 1travellinggypsy
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Both the collection of village shops and homes on the spacious grounds and the fabulous museum of Naperville history inside are worth a visit. Allow 3-4 hours if you are a history buff.

Thank msirani
Reviewed 5 June 2018

What was it like in the late 1800s around Naperville. Very Interesting look back to the early settlers of Naperville with period correct clothing and other demonstrations on the weekends

Thank esipka
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our trip to Naper Settlement with my family. My two year old just walked around happy to explore the gardens while my 4 year old took a tour of the old log house, post office and the old school. There were kids dressed...More

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Jenn A
16 June 2018|
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Response from Chris M | Reviewed this property |
The Pre-Emption house where the museum is located is air conditioned. I think the Mitchell Mansion is also air conditioned for tours. There is also a small floral store "The Weed Ladies" that I believe is cool. Other than... More
Rene V
29 December 2017|
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Response from CityHiker73 | Reviewed this property |
No, there is an admission charge.
Gerri P
9 July 2017|
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Response from Troy G | Reviewed this property |
Most areas yes