Welcome to Mayslake Peabody Estate

Providing Cultural and Educational Opportunities in a Historic Setting


Upcoming Events:


Hot Diggity Dog Day
Saturday, July 26
10:00am – 2:00pm
FREE – no reservations required
For additional information call (630) 206-9586
Visitors and their pooches will enjoy games, paw readings, geocaching, agility shows, K9 demos and more. Visit with dog-focused community businesses, and purchase refreshments. Join a parade at 1:30 p.m. to the renovated Mayslake off-leash dog area for its grand re-opening.


Canine Crossroads: The Peabodys and Their Dogs
July 1 – August 15
Viewing hours: Monday — Friday, 9:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Learn about the Peabody family and their dogs through an exhibit of photos and other artifacts. Admission is FREE.


First Folio presents:
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Wednesdays – Sundays, July 9 – August 10
$22 – $37
For tickets call (630) 986-8067 or visit firstfolio.org
Short on money, Falstaff sets out on a quest to seduce not just one but two wealthy married women, who decide to teach him a lesson in fidelity and honesty.


Summer Cabaret: Some Like It Hot
by The Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus
Tuesday, July 22
$50 VIP seating/ general $35
For tickets visit cgmc.org
Enjoy this cabaret-style concert that will heat up your summer with a take on the music of Disney.


Introduction to Relief Printmaking
By Kendra Strubhart
Wednesdays: July 30 – September 3
9:00a.m. – 10:30a.m.
Reservations: (630) 206-9566
Learn the basics of relief printing using linoleum to create hand-printed works of art as well as proper printmaking techniques, and discover the history of the art while enhancing your composition skills.


Girls Writing Workshops!
by Carmela Martino
Girls Write On!
Monday, August 4 – Friday, August 8
Students entering grades 6-8
9:30am – Noon
Reservations: (630) 206-9566
Come join us for friendship and fun! This girls-only camp is designed specifically to empower and affirm budding girl authors. Activities include playing writing-related games, listening to literature by women authors, experimenting with different writing techniques, and providing feedback to each other. Girls write in a variety of forms, including poetry, memoir, and fiction. They also receive help revising and polishing their work. By the end of the camp, students will have created an anthology of their work, and made some new friends!


Teen Art Camp
By Rebecca Banasiak
Monday – Friday, August 11 – 15
10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.
$200 plus a $35 supply fee
Reservations: (630) 206-9566
Explore a range of techniques from traditional drawing practices to unconventional methods, and develop and improve your creative and artistic abilities. Activities are indoors and outside, so dress for the weather and bring a bag lunch.


Tours of Mayslake Hall

Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. / 10:00 a.m. / 11 a.m. / 11:30 a.m.

• All year round with the exception of major Holidays and mid-December through mid-January.
• No reservations needed
• Cost $5 per person

Private Group Tours

Private tours of Mayslake Hall are available outside regular tour times for groups of 8 or more.
$5 per person.
To schedule your private tour please call (630) 206-9566

School groups and Scouts

We offer tour programs for schools (Grade 3- 12), Girl scouts and Boy scouts. Although we offer several different programs that are age appropriate, all include several hands-on activities and have a focus on architecture.

Teachers! We are always interested in developing new programs with you, as to best serve you and your students needs.

$5 per person
For more information on the different programs or to book one for your class or scout group please call (630) 206-9585