Historic Outdoor Museum in Naperville
***Please note, building access is not included with price shown. Due to the property's 13-acre size, multiple buildings / rental spaces, and historic artifacts, pricing is determined based on our standardized rates and the Renter's needs. Please email Adison Glick (Naper Settlement Special Events Team Leader) at GlickA@naperville.il.us for more information.***
Naper Settlement creates community by connecting visitors to Naperville’s history through engaging, unique experiences.
As a reflection of Naperville’s history, the vision of Naper Settlement is to be a vibrant site which fosters visitor, community, and business conversations and enriching, engaging educational opportunities
Naper Settlement values education, preservation, quality visitor experiences, and community and public trust.
Experience History at Naper Settlement
Naper Settlement is a family-friendly outdoor history museum featuring 13 acres of learning and interactive opportunities for all ages. Located in downtown Naperville, Naper Settlement is just steps away from dining, shopping and the Riverwalk. Visitors are immersed in history as they learn about the past and how it relates to the present, from pioneer times to today. Highlights include special events and programs and activities year-round, both on- and off-site.
Established in 1969, Naper Settlement, through a management agreement with the City of Naperville, operates under the direction and governance of the Naperville Heritage Society, whose mission is to “document, preserve and interpret the community life of Naperville, Illinois, including, but not limited to the social, political and business history."
In 2000, the Martin Mitchell Mansion underwent a three-year, $2.8 million restoration that brought back the Victorian beauty to its original splendor. When it re-opened in 2003, the transformation was spectacular and the mansion has won numerous awards.
Charming turn of century brick home
100 year old brick 4 square home. First floor has a pretty 4 season front porch with exposed brick and 13 windows. Small foyer with wallpaper, large white radiator and built in bench seat. New kitchen with stone flooring, marble counters, stainless appliances, medium wood cabinets. Living room has a fireplace, built ins, window seat, wainscoting, and tray ceiling. Bathroom is a former office and has built ins and a claw foot tub.
Second floor has 3 medium sized bedrooms and 1 small bedroom, new bathroom with large all glass walk in shower and double vanity. Office is a former sleeping porch with 13 windows. Unfinished walk up attic.
Basement has a bedroom with built in reading bench, tv room and laundry.
Detached garage with beautifully finished attic space used as a media room. Former very small brick chicken coop attached to garage has been used as both a playhouse and garden shed.
Small yard with quaint herb garden and many perennial beds. 4 large window boxes in front of house.
Used previously in a local hospital commercial.
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