Naper Settlement
Naper Settlement, established in 1969, is a 13-acre (53,000 m 2), open air museum accredited by the American Association of Museums that consists of a collection of thirty historical buildings from the Naperville, Illinois area. Many buildings were moved here from their original locations and refurbished in a style fitting of their period. Visitors can come for hands-on activities and tours led by guides in period costume.

Martin Mitchell Mansion
The Martin Mitchell Mansion, known to the original owners as Pine Craig, is a historic residence. The twelve room house was built with materials from Naperville businesses and stone from DuPage River quarries. George Martin II was the son of an immigrant from Scotland and made his fortune by taking advantage of local resources. His first venture was agriculture, cultivating a farm and gradually expanding his land holdings to 1,000 acres. Martin then developed a limestone quarry along the DuPage until 1869. He made his riches after he co-founded Naperville Title and Brick Works, which eventually output over one million bricks and one million tiles. The tile was primarily used to drain swamps for farming. Martin operated his end of the business in his new home upon its 1883 construction. He named the house Pine Craig, and his family members lived in the house until 1936. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. The mansion currently operates as a museum and was renovated in 2003.

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