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Mayslake Peabody Estate

1717 31st St, Oak Brook, IL 60523-1701
+1 630-850-2363
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I love this mansion

I have been here for several plays with the First Folio Theater and also taken a tour of the... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
Palos Heights, IL
Beautiful old estate

This estate is easy to get to and offers a peek into a different era. Check out the plays and... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Jane C
Wheaton, Illinois
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1717 31st St, Oak Brook, IL 60523-1701
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Reviewed 20 February 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

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Reviewed 13 February 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

Thank Jane C
Reviewed 29 December 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

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is the old estate of Mr. Peabody, a coal millionaire. It was sold to the Fransiscans for many years and has a beautiful chapel. It was recently bought by the Forest Preserve and they are restoring it. The tour is fascinating and the grounds...More

Thank Margie F
Reviewed 21 July 2016

The tour of the estate is an interesting 75 minutes led by a docent. Our guide was Cuzette (sp?) who was very knowledgeable and patient with our questions. The history of the grounds and how the final sale was stopped by the community is a...More

Thank Beverly T
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We were staying at a resort in the area July 4th weekend and decided to visit the Mayslake Estate Great decision. It was beautiful Sat afternoon and we had a personal tour with Sue and she was excellent. Not only knowledgable of very interesting details...More

2  Thank William B
Reviewed 7 July 2016

The grounds around this home are beautiful with a private lake. The docents were very helpful as we walked around the mansion to see the rooms. At this time renovation is taking place inside.

Thank Luv2Fly2Madrid3
Reviewed 24 May 2016

The Peabody Estate has a very interesting history, having started out as a private residence in the early 1900's on 800+ acres of land, then becoming a Franciscan retreat, eventually falling into disrepair and its had much of its property parceled off over the years....More

2  Thank Doug_K_0216
Reviewed 15 March 2016

I won a tour of the mansion at a charity event and brought along 15 friends. The tour was about 1 hour and the docent was well informed and the history fascinating. The grounds are lovely and there was a wedding going on in a...More

Thank msalerno
Reviewed 13 January 2016

I am but a first time visitor this past December 2015. I was there for an art and craft show but was distracted by all the beautiful architecture in the Peabody Estate at Mays Lake park/forest preserve. I will be returning and investigating more! I...More

Thank Leslie Z
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How is parking? Is it a long walk to concert venu?
4 April 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
Is there a docent tour on Sunday?
19 June 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