Welcome to Mayslake Peabody Estate

Providing Cultural and Educational Opportunities in a Historic Setting

Upcoming Events:


NEW at Mayslake!
Ranger Adventure Camps
For the first time we’re partnering with Forest Preserve District rangers to offer kids summer camps. Kids will participate in fun, recreational activities such as archery, fishing and paddling; explore the surrounding forest preserve to learn about resident plants and animals; and discover the rich cultural and historical offerings of Mayslake Hall. Spots are limited, so register early! Ages 9 – 12. $200 per five-day camp for DuPage County residents; $250 for nonresidents.
To register, call (630) 933-7248.
Six Sessions to choose from:
July 6 – 10, July 13 – 17, July 20 – 24, July 27 – 31, Aug. 3 – 7 and Aug. 10 – 14
Mondays – Fridays
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.


When Art and Nature Meet
June 14 – Oct. 23
Daily one hour after sunrise until one hour after sunset
Stroll through the grounds of the estate, and enjoy nature inspired installations created by professional artists and community groups. An opening event with a guided walk will take place on June 14 at 1 p.m.


(Un)rest and Relaxation: A Look Into 1915
July 1 – August 12
Viewing hours:
Monday — Friday, 9:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Learn about 1915 by exploring events, fads and cultures of the U. S. and abroad through artifacts, interpretive displays, newspaper articles and informational panels. Free.


“The Winter’s Tale”
presented by First Folio Theatre
July 8 – August 9
Wednesdays – Sundays at 8:15p.m.
What is the price of jealousy? For King Leontes of Sicily it is the death of his wife and the banishment of his daughter to distant Bohemia. This tale of faith and redemption is a reminder of the cost of love and the value of trust. Ages 12 and up; under 18 with an adult. $22 – $39 per person. For tickets, call (630) 986-8067, or visit firstfolio.org.


Exploring Watercolor
By Ann Grill
Tuesdays: July 14 – August 18
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m..
Explore and enhance your own personal style while enjoying the process of watercolor painting in this beautiful setting. The instructor will give individual help and mini-demos in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Adults only. $125 per person. To register, call (630) 206-9566.


Fishing Clinic For Kids
Tuesday July 14
5-7 p.m.
Get an introduction to fishing techniques, equipment, and ethics for children and their families. Loaner poles are available on a first-come first-served basis. Ages 6 – 17 with and adult. Free. To register, call (630) 933-7248.


Meet Amelia Earhart
Saturday, July 18th
1-2 p.m.
In this lively, living-history program, meet Amelia and learn about her experiences in 1928 as the first woman to cross the Atlantic by airplane and in 1932 as the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. She’ll describe how she learned to fly, what inspired her adventurous spirit and why she set off in 1937 for an around-the-world flight. Ages 10 and up; under 18 with an adult. $10 per person. For tickets, call (630) 206-9566.


Four American Masters
By Ruth Nelson
July 21 – August 11
Tuesdays 4-6 p.m.
Examine the lives, works and lasting effects of John Singer Sargent, James Whistler, Georgia O’Keefe and Grant Wood, whose works spanned from the end of the 19th century through the middle of the 20th. Adults only. $109 per person; $79 ages 55 and up. To register, call (630) 206-9566.


Summer Cabaret: Saints and Sinners
By the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus
Tuesday, July 21
7 p.m.
Following up on last season’s fabulous “Some Like It Hot: Disney Edition” cabaret, members of the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus will bring you songs that explore the archetypes of good and evil. Ages 12 and up; under 18 with an adult. $30 reserved seating; $20 general admission. For tickets, visit cgmc.org.


Take Part In Art
Saturday, July 25
10a.m. – 2 p.m.
Create nature-inspired art through different techniques and activities. Enjoy blind contour drawings and other exercises; create nature-inspired collages; join the community to create a site-specific work of art; and use toothbrushes, paint and leaves to create fun splatter-paint art. Photo hikes will take place throughout the day, so bring your camera or camera-equipped phone. All ages. Free. Registration not required. For information, call (630) 206-9566.


Girls Write Programs
By Carmela Martino
Girls Write! (ages 9-11)
July 27 – 31
Monday – Friday 9:30am – Noon
Girls Write On! (ages 12-14)
August 10-14
Monday – Friday 9:30am – Noon
Join us for friendship and fun at a girls-only camp designed to empower and affirm budding young authors. Girls will play writing-related games, listen to literature by female authors, experiment with different writing techniques and provide feedback to each other. They’ll write in a variety of forms, including poetry, memoir and fiction, and will receive help revising and polishing their works. They will create anthologies of their works, make new friends and be ready to head back to school to put their new skills to work. Ages 9 – 14. $140 per person. To
register, call (630) 206-9566.


Teen Media Camp
By Rebecca Banasiak
August 3 – 7
Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
In this week-long camp, teens will explore a wide range of artistic techniques from traditional oil painting and printmaking to unconventional methods, such as splatter painting using balloons and darts. They will develop and improve their creative and artistic abilities through indoor and outdoor activities. Campers should dress for the weather and bring sack lunches.
Ages 12 – 18. $225 plus $30 supply fee per person. To register, call (630) 206-9566.


Pastel Workshop
By Rebecca Banasiak
August 24-25
Monday – Tuesday 9a.m. – 11 a.m.
Learn the tricks and techniques needed to create beautiful works of pastel art. All levels and backgrounds are welcome. Adults only. $50 plus $10 supply fee per person. To register, call (630) 206-9566.


Adult Painting
By Madeline Shea
August 17 – September 21
Mondays Noon – 2:30 p.m.
Learn about the basics of art including drawing, color mixing, color theory, elements of design, composition and more. The noncompetitive, supportive environment for all skill levels allows creativity to flourish. Individual and group discussions occur as needed. Adults only. $125 per person. To register, call (630) 206-9566.


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