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Admission Fees


(13+ yrs)


(4-12 yrs)

4 yrs

Naperville Residents 


Mobile Tour

GPS Unit

Summer Rates:
April - October





 Free general admission
with proof of residency

Free general admission
with ID

Data charges apply


Winter Rates:
November - March
(buildings are closed)




 Free Free general admission
with proof of residency
Free general admission
with ID

Data charges apply

Not available
in winter

Summer Season:  April through October
Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Sunday, 1:00-4:00 pm
Closed on Monday
Our 12-acre village comes to life during the summer season. Enter the buildings and meet costumed interpreters who will share the experiences of daily life, work and celebration in a 19th century Midwestern town. Stroll the grounds and feel free to talk with the young people involved in old-fashioned children's activities. Interactive guest programs, special events and tours abound, so check our calendar for events.

Winter Season:  November through March
Hours:  Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Closed on Sunday, Monday and Saturday
The interior of the Visitor Center is open year-round, where you will find a changing exhibit galleries, our award-winning "Brushstrokes of the Past" exhibit, and the tavern. The village building interiors are closed to the public during the winter season. 

Please note:
The Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape is open April 1-October 31. The water features in the Splashpad are turned on between May 15 and September 30 on days that the temperature is above 70 degrees. Water will be shut off during lightning, heavy storms, tornadoes and for repairs as needed.

As a member of the Naperville Heritage Society and Naper Settlement, you and your family not only receive free general admission but also admission to Civil War Days, 6 Naper Nights Concerts, Oktoberfest and All Hallows Eve. For more membership information. >
OnCell mobile tours of Naper Settlement and other historic sites in Naperville can be accessed year-round via cell phone at 1.630.300.0603. Tour information can also be accessed via mobile phone or other mobile device with Internet access or a PC through the web address The content is also available through Google’s Field Trip app for Android and Apple devices. All of the Naper Settlement mobile tour material on the OnCell platform is available to visitors for free, though minutes and data charges from a carrier may apply if accessing the tour through a mobile device.

Discounts & Special Offers
Blue Star Museums
Active duty military personnel and their families are eligible for free admission to Naper Settlement between Memorial Day and Labor Day as part of the Blue Star Museums program. Please show your military ID card to our personnel at the Visitor Center lobby to receive your free ticket for entry. This year, Blue Star Museums will begin on Memorial Day and extend through Labor Day.

Museums for All
Museums for All's national initiative is to increase accessibility of museum learning resources to low-income families. Visitors can receive general admission for $1 per person with the presentation of an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Link or WIC card with a photo ID. ‎Museums for All is part of the Naper Settlement's broad commitment to seek, include, and welcome all. To learn more, visit


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