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.
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.... 更多
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.
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.
It was lovely to see how a settlement was formed and continued to grow into a lovely town. The volunteers at the school, blacksmiths and printers were so informative and helpful, all questions were answered. The museum and workshops are very educational and get the school children involved in things. There is also a completely sectioned off play area for... 更多
A visit to Naper Settlement was on my to-do list while in Naperville for a meeting. I'm glad I went as soon as I arrived because the other days were filled with rain. This grouping of historic buildings teaches so much about the local history and life. Most buildings have knowledgeable and engaging interpreters. The exhibit in the visitor center... 更多
Very well done local history museum and collection of buildings interpreting Naperville history from pioneer days through the end of the 19th century. Often host to special events.
This is a delightful little area that is a must for families. The people that work here are exceptional in their portrayals of the pioneer school teacher, blacksmith, printer, etc...Plan at least 2 hours to get through and enjoy each house.
This is a great place to spend the day. It covers local and regional history. The curators moved older homes and buildings onto the site and renovated/recreated the structures. Tours are given and are very interesting. There are weekend festivals almost every weekend during the summer.
I'll admit up front that I'm a little biased about Naper Settlement as my children have volunteering here as costumed interpreters for six years and I am in my second year of volunteering. The museum works hard to keep up with what visitors want, which recently included adding a water feature for younger children. Expect that you won't be lectured... 更多