Mission Naper Settlement creates community by connecting visitors to Naperville’s history through engaging, unique experiences. Vision As a reflection of Naperville’s history, the vision of Naper Settlement is to be a vibrant site which fosters visitor, community and business conversations and enriching, engaging educational opportunities. Values Naper Settlement values education, preservation, quality visitor experiences, and community and public trust.
Naper Settlement is a history museum that serves northeastern Illinois as a unique educational and cultural resource. Through its costumed interpreters and 30 historic buildings located on the 13-acre grounds, history is brought to life with educational and hands-on activities for 150,000 visitors each year.
Naper Settlement is just steps away from downtown Naperville. Open year-round, museum provides fun and interactive learning opportunities for all ages. Become a part of our community as we portray and compare daily life from pioneer to Victorian to modern times.