Civil War Days



Location: Naper Settlement, Naperville, Illinois 60540
Start Date/Time: May 18, 2019 - 10:00 a.m.
End Date/Time: May 19, 2019 – 4:00 p.m.

In May, Naper Settlement transforms into an 1863 Civil War encampment where visitors can meet famous figures of the past, like Abraham Lincoln and Harriet Tubman. Hundreds of reenactors participate, staging a 2:30 p.m. battle complete with blasting cannons and marching infantry. This family-friendly event features food, fun, and shopping on Sutler’s Row for traditional Civil War–era reproduction products. Guests can enjoy the historical sounds of a 13-piece brass band, have a free vintage photograph taken, and hear the Gettysburg Address and more. $15/adult, $10/child (ages four to 12).

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