523 South Webster Street
Naperville, Illinois 60540
630.420.6010Visitors to Naper Settlement journey through history to a time when pioneer and Victorian homes were the norm. Set on 13 park-like acres, Naper Settlement's mission is to collect, preserve and authentically interpret community life in a 19th century town. Naperville Heritage Society works with Naper Settlement to preserve the
The Pioneer Log House at Naper SettlementThe Log House is a typical 1830's pioneer home. The Log House is the only building not original to Naperville. The house came from Jonesboro, Illinois and was dismantled and shipped to Naperville. The chimney is of quarry stone from the local quarry of Naperville. A log
Pinecraig - The Martin-Mitchell MansionPinecraig was built by George Martin III in 1883. The exterior of the house is a mix of at least six different architectural styles - Victorian Eclectic. The Martin Mitchell Mansion is currently under restoration
The Pre-Emption HouseOriginally the pre-emption house was built in 1834 and stood in the center of Naperville as the first hotel and tavern west of
The Naper Settlement Print ShopThe Print Shop was reconstructed with its wide windows to let in light for typesetting by hand. This is a typical print shop of the 19th century. The Clarion paper reached the newsstands in 1868. This is a working print shop, producing various printed materials for Naper Settlement's use.
The Naper Settlement is a museum that serves northeastern Illinois as a unique educational and and cultural resource. As a "living village" learning laboratory, Naper Settlement interprets and re-creates 19th century domestic, craft and commercial life in an interactive setting. For information on tours and events call (630) 420-6010.
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