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Civil War Days - May 21 & 22, 2016
Civil War DaysNaper 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.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day
The battle takes place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
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. 5/20/16 (available at Naper Settlement until 4 p.m. 5/20/16)

Under 4 years of age and Naper Settlement Members are Free
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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 Applications will be available after January 1.
Volunteers Needed: 
See how you can get involved >
Become a Sponsor! 
Please contact or call 630.420.6016 to request a sponsorship package or discuss Naper Settlement's sponsorship opportunities.

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

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