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Mayslake Peabody Estate

1717 31st St, Oak Brook, IL 60523-1701
+1 630-850-2363
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Great Gem

This is a special place always under renovation, but interesting to view, visit walk around see an... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Steven A
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HINSDALE, United States
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Beautiful Building and grounds for a 80th Birthday Celecbration

We have been many times but this time we hosted an 80th Birthday Celebration for 75 people ....so... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2018
Steven A
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HINSDALE, United States
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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
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"forest preserve"
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"edgar allen poe"
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"dupage county"
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"gilded age"
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"franciscan order"
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"property"
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"chapel"
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"retreat"
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"coal"
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"tours"
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"folio"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a special place always under renovation, but interesting to view, visit walk around see an outdoor play .... we even had an 80th Birthday Party last summer.

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

We have been many times but this time we hosted an 80th Birthday Celebration for 75 people ....so well done and the staff was fantastic

1  Thank Steven A
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

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

2  Thank ROBERT B
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Reviewed 20 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

3  Thank Barb K
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Reviewed 2 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

1  Thank Pamela M
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Reviewed 3 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

2  Thank Shannell B
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Reviewed 21 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

2  Thank Palosgirl_10
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Reviewed 14 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

1  Thank Jane C
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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

1  Thank Taylor B
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Reviewed 18 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

1  Thank Margie F
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suzee22
5 April 2017|
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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
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Sasssy1419
20 June 2016|
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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
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