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Civil War Days - May 16 & 17, 2015

Civil War Days cannons, artillary, sutlers and Lincoln
Naper Settlement is transformed into a Civil War encampment where visitors can meet famous figures of the past and experience firsthand a turbulent time period in our nation’s history. Hundreds of reenactors participate, staging a battle complete with raging cannons and marching infantry. Learn how the nation changed through the insights of famous people who made a difference in history.

An annual tradition at Naper Settlement for over 25 years, the family-friendly event features food, fun and shopping on "Sutler's Row" for traditional Civil War-era reproduction products.
Civil War Days, General Lee, kidsTime: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day
The battle takes place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Civil War Days will take place rain or shine! However, in the case of unsafe weather - lightening, tornado, etc. Naper Settlement will close the grounds.
Purchase Tickets HereTickets

At the Door: 
$15/adult/senior; $10/youth (4-12)

Advance tickets: 
$10/adult/senior; $5/youth (4-12)
On-line Ticket sales end at 2 p.m. 5/15/15 (available at Naper Settlement until 4 p.m. 5/15/15)

Under 4 years of age and Naper Settlement Members are Free

New Partnership:
The Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veteran, is a registered 501 (c)(3) organization that provides transitional and affordable housing programs and supportive services to U.S. veterans of any era, as well as their families, to help them out of homelessness and back to useful, productive lives. Naper Settlement is partnering with MSHV during Civil War Days and encourages attendees to bring an item from the “Wish List” or consider a donation to the organization.

See the 2015 schedule! Visit our photo gallery for more photos!
See Accessible Parking Map and viewing areas.
Purchase Membership HereBecome a member today and get in free!
Naper Settlement Members receive free admission to Civil War Days, Naper Nights, Oktoberfest and All Hallows Eve. 
Reenactor Application
Due to recent modifications to the museum grounds, artillery units and sutlers will be able to apply by invitation only.
Reenactor Application >
Volunteers Needed: 
See how you can get involved >
Civil War Day Sponsors
Become a Sponsor! 

For more information on becoming a sponsor, e-mail or call 630.420.6010.

All events and prices are subject to change without notice. Special event rates may vary.

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