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Address: 1717 31st St, Oak Brook, IL 60523-1701
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+1 630-850-2363
08:00 - 16:00
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On the National Register of Historic Places, Mayslake Hall stands as a rare...

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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I love this mansion

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
Palos Heights, IL
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Palos Heights, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 lot of history in this building and grounds. The Peabody coal family lived in this... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 - an spine-tingling experience!

Thank Jane C
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 the largest coal companies in the United States, constructed the Mayslake Peabody Estate from l919... More 

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Winfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 are gorgeous.

Thank Margie F
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 good history lesson of Oak Brook. We went here particularly to see the venues where... More 

Thank Beverly T
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 of the history of the estate, She is one of the nicest persons you will... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

The grounds around this home are beautiful with a private lake. The docents were very helpful as we walked around the mansion to see the rooms. At this time renovation is taking place inside.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

The Peabody Estate has a very interesting history, having started out as a private residence in the early 1900's on 800+ acres of land, then becoming a Franciscan retreat, eventually falling into disrepair and its had much of its property parceled off over the years. The building is slowly being restored. There are docent lead tours on Sundays and with... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

I won a tour of the mansion at a charity event and brought along 15 friends. The tour was about 1 hour and the docent was well informed and the history fascinating. The grounds are lovely and there was a wedding going on in a small chapel on the grounds. Very much worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

I am but a first time visitor this past December 2015. I was there for an art and craft show but was distracted by all the beautiful architecture in the Peabody Estate at Mays Lake park/forest preserve. I will be returning and investigating more! I highly commend the wonderful work the preservation organization is doing at Mays Lake - I'm... More 

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