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Building a Town
This Naper Settlement event will allow attendees to experience firsthand what life was like as a settler in Naperville's early days, through a variety of activities.
Attendees will be able to partake in the following activities:
- Packing a wagon
- Fence building
- Pioneer chores
- Visiting the original Naper Homestead
The event will cost $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for youths; Naperville residents can attend for free.
More About Naper Settlement
Located in the heart of downtown Naperville, Naper Settlement is an outdoor museum that features historic structures set on over 12 acres of land.
The village has been recreated to reflect an atmosphere similar to that of 1831 to the early 1900s, when Naperville by Captain Joesph Naper. The village highlights include an indoor museum, a gift shop, the Martin Mitchell Century House, the Memorial Chapel. Naper Settlement also includes other vintage buildings such as a blacksmith shop, print shop, post office, schoolhouse. An additional section of log forts features costumed villagers interpreting the life and daily work of the early pioneers.
With its winding pathways, gardens and beautiful landscaping, Naper Settlement is a fun and interactive way to learn about Naperville's history.
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