Homeschool families and groups are invited to encounter and investigate artifacts while enjoying our spacious, 13-acre outdoor campus. The past will come alive as you learn about our historic houses and discuss their place in Naperville’s history. Artifact Encounters is designed to engage homeschool students in inquiry skills and discussion about the people who lived in this area and shaped our community. While you’re here, feel free to enjoy a picnic lunch on the grounds. No food storage or indoor dining space is available. No glass containers allowed.
Please note: Purchase of a Homeschool Homestead Walking Tour does not include admission into the museum. Homeschool Homestead Walking Tour is a separate ticket from Homeschool Days: Artifact Encounters.
$10/Person; Free for Children Under 4
Join this walking tour from Naper Settlement to Joseph Naper's Homestead site, about a two mile walk, and learn with the curatorial and education team. Learn more about Joseph Naper and early Naperville as you are introduced to the site of his original homestead. The tour will return to Naper Settlement where you will have the chance to meet with our curatorial team to study artifacts retrieved from the Homestead site during an archaeological dig.
Not recommended for children under the age of 7. Route requires uphill walking with little to no stopping. There are no bathroom breaks along the route.