Admission & Hours

  1. Summer Hours & Admission
  2. Winter Hours & Admission

Summer Season Hours

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

Our 13-acre museum campus 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. Explore Naper Settlement’s calendar of events to learn more about the museum’s daily educational programs, events, and more. 

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Naper Settlement Admission

August 24, 2020 through October 31, 2020

13 and older
62 and older
4 to 12 years old

Who Receives Free Admission?

Naper Settlement offers FREE general admission to the following:

  • Children under 4 years old
  • Naperville Residents with proof of residency. 
  • Naper Settlement Members with identification. View membership information.
  • See Discounts & Special Offers below for other discounts including active duty military personnel 

For questions regarding admission & hours, please call 630.420.6010  

Please Note: The Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape is open April 1 to 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.

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. ‎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.