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Mayslake Peabody Estate

1717 31st St, Oak Brook, IL 60523-1701
+1 630-850-2363
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This is a place of extreme interest. When you get to the part of the tour in the library ask the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wonderful Tour of a Beautiful Estate

At first I thought the fee of $8/person was a little steep; however, after our tour lasted over one... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Barb K
Naperville, Illinois
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On the National Register of Historic Places, Mayslake Hall stands as a rare surviving example of the magnificent country houses that were built in DuPage County during the Gilded Age. It now serves the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County as a cultural education center, home to concerts, theatre, art exhibits and art and photo classes. We offer historic tours of the mansion on Wednesdays at 11am & 11:30am and on Saturdays at 9:30am, 10am, 11am and 11:30am.
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1717 31st St, Oak Brook, IL 60523-1701
+1 630-850-2363
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a place of extreme interest. When you get to the part of the tour in the library ask the guide to point out the hidden stair case the leads to the underground tunnel that leads to a small shelter about a hundred feet...More

Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

At first I thought the fee of $8/person was a little steep; however, after our tour lasted over one and a half hours and we saw a huge portion of the house, I thought it was well worth it. Our tour guide was a wealth...More

Thank Barb K
Reviewed 1 July 2017

How fortunate DuPage County is to have a Forest Preserve dedicated to restoring a significant piece of historical architecture from America's Gilded Age. Complete with an industrial baron's Tudor Revival style mansion, beautiful lakeside grounds and gardens and a top notch staff with docents who...More

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Beautiful place to get married! In a wedding last weekend. Not too professional with telling the bride "bad news" rather then finding someone else involved in the wedding, and giving them the info

1  Thank Shannell B
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I have been here for several plays with the First Folio Theater and also taken a tour of the mansion. They are in the midst of a restoration now. I went to see Captain Blood yesterday and could see some of the improvements already. A...More

1  Thank Palosgirl_10
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This estate is easy to get to and offers a peek into a different era. Check out the plays and concerts performed at Mayslake Peabody Estate. In autumn, around Halloween, the stories of Edgar Allen Poe are enacted in various locations throughout the mansion -...More

Thank Jane C
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is the way the super rich used to live. So it's fun to tour the estate and imagine (or dream) of what it would be like to live in something resembling a 15th century English manor house. Francis Stuyvesant Peabody, owner of one of...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is the old estate of Mr. Peabody, a coal millionaire. It was sold to the Fransiscans for many years and has a beautiful chapel. It was recently bought by the Forest Preserve and they are restoring it. The tour is fascinating and the grounds...More

Thank Margie F
Reviewed 21 July 2016

The tour of the estate is an interesting 75 minutes led by a docent. Our guide was Cuzette (sp?) who was very knowledgeable and patient with our questions. The history of the grounds and how the final sale was stopped by the community is a...More

1  Thank Beverly T
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We were staying at a resort in the area July 4th weekend and decided to visit the Mayslake Estate Great decision. It was beautiful Sat afternoon and we had a personal tour with Sue and she was excellent. Not only knowledgable of very interesting details...More

2  Thank William B
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4 April 2017|
Response from Palosgirl_10 | Reviewed this property |
There is some parking in front of the building, a short walk on the sidewalk. If it is a large crowd you may have to park a little farther
19 June 2016|
Response from Leslie Z | Reviewed this property |
Check out the mays lake peobody estate Website-- Private tours are available by reservation / Regular tours on Wednesdays and Saturdays