Victorian Tea Party
During this two-hour program, your group can enjoy a Victorian tea party complete with sweet treats, learn about old-fashioned manners, make a special craft and visit the Victorian-era Martin Mitchell Mansion. This party is perfect for girls in kindergarten through 6th grade or as a mother/daughter outing. Attending brownie troops will complete the Manners Try-It.
Available: Year-round with reservation
Cost: $18/youth (ages 4-17); $10/adult (after the youth minimum is reached)
Deposit Required: $50 (non-refundable)
Minimum: 12/youth or $215
Adult to Youth Ratio: 1:4
Time Travel Trip Step back in time as you explore Naper Settlement. This self-guided tour allows you to follow the development of a typical northern Illinois town growing from a frontier outpost to a thriving agricultural and industrial center. Your trip includes demonstrations of 19th-century trades and lifestyles.
Available: April through October during museum hours; no reservation is required
Cost: $5.50/youth (ages 4-17); $8/adult
Group rates: Call for groups of 20 or more; prepayment is required for a discount
Recommended touring time: Three hours minimum
Saddle up and climb on your hobby horse as we clip-clop our way from the Blacksmith Shop to the Conestoga Wagon and sites throughout the museum campus. Our staff will guide your group to five stops during this engaging 90-minute program as they learn the importance of horses to farmers and settlers moving westward in the 1800s. This program can also be brought to your school or location.
• Discover how horses helped pioneers settle the prairie.
• Use movement, song, sound, smell and touch to learn about the basic needs and care of the horse.
Available: June through September
Cost: $7/student (ages 4-7). Reservations required.
Group Minimum: 10 or more children
Length of program: 1½-hour program
Overnights & Nights Out
Your group will visit one of the historic buildings in our 19th-century village, participate in a craft and experience 19th-century life first-hand. Learn more about overnights and nights out.
Registration For information or reservations on the above programs, contact the Tour Coordinator at .