Admission & Hours

Naper Settlement is your local history museum and community gathering space. Each year, thousands of visitors experience the stories of Naperville’s past and present through historical interpretations, interactive exhibits, educational programs, and one-of-a-kind events. We are proud to be Illinois’ only outdoor history museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

As you step into the past, we encourage you to make the connection to the future. What innovations have changed our everyday lives? How has Naperville, once a small farm town, evolved into one of the largest and most prosperous cities in Illinois? How does your unique story help shape our future?

As our history continues to unfold, so do our efforts to tell Naperville’s story. We encourage you to learn more about our upcoming programming and events and start planning your next visit. We look forward to seeing you!

Face masks are required in all indoor areas at Naper Settlement for all guests and staff, regardless of vaccination status (due to current city and CDC guidelines). Please be aware that by using this facility, you are expressly assuming the risk and legal liability and waiving and releasing all claims for injuries, damage or loss which you or your minor child/ward might sustain as a result of use of the Naper Settlement ground in any and all activities connected with and associated with this facility (including exposure to communicable diseases).

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Summer Admission & Hours

April 1 through October 31  
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday: 1 - 4 PM

Tours of the Martin Mitchell Mansion occur on  the hour and ½ hour.  Please meet a Museum Educator at the mansion doors to participate.

Summer Rates

April 1, 2021 through October 31, 2021
Naperville Residents with proof of residency and Naper Settlement members receive free admission. Please see below for instructions on how to redeem. 

Adult 
13 and older
Seniors 
62 and older
Youth 
4 to 12 years old
$12
$10
$8


Winter Admission & Hours

November 1 through March 31
Tuesday - Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday, Monday, & Saturday: Closed

Winter Rates

November 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022
Naperville Residents with proof of residency and Naper Settlement members receive free admission. Please see below for instructions on how to redeem. 

Adult 
13 and older
Seniors 
62 and older
Youth 
4 to 12 years old
$6
$5
$4


Who Receives Free Admission:

Naper Settlement offers FREE general admission to the following:

Children under 4 years old

Naper Settlement Members with identification. View membership information.

How Members Can Redeem Complimentary General Admission:

  • To reserve your complimentary member General Admission ticket(s), you must REGISTER and/or SIGN IN to your account and select the MEMBER ticket options.
  • Choose the REGISTER link at the top of the screen in the next sales screen to create your account.
  • After your account is created, select the SIGN IN link at the top of the sales screen to access your account.
  • The price will reduce to $0.00 in the cart for the number of general admissions associated with your membership level. You will be charged for all admissions over your membership benefits.
  • To validate your membership a Photo ID will be required upon arrival in addition to your printed ticket(s). 

Naperville Residents with proof of residency 

How Residents can Redeem Complimentary General Admission:

  • To reserve your complimentary General Admission ticket(s), you must REGISTER and/or SIGN IN to your account and select the RESIDENT ticket options. 
  • Choose the REGISTER link at the top of the screen in the next sales screen to create your account.
  • After your account is created, select the SIGN IN link at the top of the sales screen to access your account.
  •  The price will reduce to $0.00 in the cart for the number of RESIDENT general admissions
  • To validate your residency a Photo ID  for all adults will be required upon arrival in addition to your printed ticket(s).  Any adults without a resident ID will be charged general admission fees upon arrival.

See Discounts & Special Offers below for other discounts including active duty military personnel

For questions regarding admission & hours, please call  630.420.6010  

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 identification. ‎ Visit the Visitor Center lobby to receive your discounted ticket for entry. Museums for All is part of the Naper Settlement's broad commitment to seek, include, and welcome all. To learn more, visit Museums for All website.