Welcome to Mayslake Peabody Estate

Providing Cultural and Educational Opportunities in a Historic Setting

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Upcoming Events:


Free Event for All Ages!
Take a self-guided tour of the mansion, enjoy live music, dabble in art, try archery, take your camera on a photography walk, and discover more of the great experiences Mayslake has to offer year-round! Registration not required. Questions? Call (630) 206-9566.

Sinfonietta Bel Canto Concert Series
Learn about the musicology, history and significance of various composers’ works and styles. Come to one, two or all four performances! A reception with light refreshments follows each performance. $18 per person, per concert. Tickets and information at sinfoniettabelcanto.com or (630) 384-5007.

American Classics Part 1
Tuesday, July 18 7:30 – 8:45 p.m.

This delightful performance of classics by Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, and others makes this a must-see concert.

American Classics Part 2
Tuesday, July 25 7:30 – 8:45 p.m.

Enjoy a wonderful continuation of performances of classics by Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, and others.

International Music Night
Tuesday, Aug. 1 7:30 – 8:45 p.m.

Enjoy classical Italian, Spanish, Brazilian, Puerto Rican, French composers such as Faure, Cordero, Sor, Villa-Lobos, and Giuliani during this performance by flamenco dancer Diane Campbell, soprano Angela Presutti Korbitz and guitarist Ron Korbitz.

Opera Meets Broadway
Tuesday, Aug. 8 7:30 – 8:45 p.m.

A live performance of famous arias, duets, ensembles from Opera Meets Broadway repertoire, connected by performer narratives and commentary on those selections. Highlights from Bernstein, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Loesser, Yeston and Webber.

As You Like It
presented by First Folio Theatre
July 12 – Aug. 20
Wednesdays – Sundays 8:15 p.m.

When Rosalind must disguise herself as a boy to survive in the Forest of Arden, she has little hope that she will ever meet the dashing Orlando again. But the Forest is full of surprises and unexpected visitors! When Rosalind finds the exiled Orlando hanging love poems on trees, she must keep her wits about her and her identity as secret as possible. But before long our heroine finds herself in the midst of one of the most complicated love triangles Shakespeare ever wrote! A story of love at first sight, As You Like It will leave you writing on trees and looking up at the stars. All ages; under 16 with an adult. $23 – $39 per person. Purchase tickets at (630) 986-8067 or firstfolio.org.

Ranger Adventure Camp
Weeks starting July 24 or 31
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Try archery, boating, fishing and hiking while improving your team-building and wilderness-survival skills at this five-day camp. Ages 9 – 12. $250 per DuPage County resident; $290 per nonresident. Register at (630) 933-7284.
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Discover Mayslake
Saturday, July 22
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Take a self-guided tour of the mansion, enjoy live music, dabble in art, try archery, take your camera on a photography walk, and discover more of the great experiences Mayslake has to offer year-round! All ages; under 14 with an adult. Free. Registration not required. Questions? Call (630) 206-9566.

Invasive Plants in the Midwest Landscape
July 26 – Sept. 15
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

This traveling botanical exhibit by the Chicago-area Reed-Turner Botanical Artists features works in watercolor, gouache, pencil and pen-and-ink that raise awareness of common plants that threaten the health of local habitats. There will be an opening reception 5 – 7 p.m. on July 27. All ages. Free. Registration not required. Questions? Call (630) 206-9566.

Mayslake Hall Franciscan Era Tour
Saturday, July 29
1 – 2:30 p.m.

Learn about the Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart, which owned and operated Mayslake Hall as a retreat house from 1924 to 1991, and the “mad monks” who chased away curious visitors. Ages 12 and up; under 16 with an adult. $10 per person. Register at (630) 206-9566.
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Exploring Watercolor
by Ann Grill
Aug. 1 – Sept. 5
Tuesdays: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Explore and enhance your artistic style at this six-part intermediate-advanced class, which offers individual guidance, demos and group critiques. Ages 18 and up. $125 per person per session. Register at (630) 206-9566.
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The CCC in DuPage Forest Preserves
Friday, Aug. 18
10 – 11 a.m.

Hear about the two forest preserve Civilian Conservation Corps camps, the men who lived there in the 1930s, and the lasting marks they made on the county’s forest preserves. Ages 12 and up; under 18 with an adult. Free. Register at (630) 206-9566.
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Group Tours and Programs

Tours of Mayslake Hall

Private Group Tours

Private tours of Mayslake Hall are available outside regular tour times for groups of 8 or more.
$8 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