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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 for more information.*** Our Mission Naper Settlement creates community by connecting visitors to Naperville’s history through engaging, unique experiences. Our Vision 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 Our Values 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. History 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." Restorations 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.

Category and style

Church/Temple, Event Space, Gallery, Museum

Americana/Anywhere America, Colonial, Gothic/Victorian, Rustic


Private parking for 100 cars

Available parking lot or parking structure nearby

Location details

Property size (sq ft):
550000 sq ft

Location Rules

No adult filming
No smoking
No pets
No outside catering/food


Air Conditioning


Cathedral Ceiling
Conventional Ceiling
Exposed Beams
High Ceiling
Ornate Ceiling
Vaulted Ceiling
Auditorium/Lecture Hall
Conference Room/Boardroom
Front Desk
Playground Or Kid-Friendly
Stained Glass
Wood Doors
Conventional Elevator
Freight Elevator
Carpet Floor
Dance Floor
Linoleum Floor
English Garden
Fruit & Vegetable Garden
Large Yard
Lush/Manicured Yard
Overgrown Garden
Quarter/Half/Three-Quarter Turn Stairs
Straight Stairs
Rooftop View
Brick Walls
Stone Walls
Wood-Paneled Walls
Floor-to-Ceiling Windows
Stained Glass Windows

Crew access

Wheelchair / Handicap Access
Exact location provided after booking