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Historic House Tour

July 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Explore four homes in downtown Geneva and learn their history, who built them and stories of people who lived in them. Enjoy this rare opportunity to walk through the homes and explore their unique character. Tickets include tours of all four homes, admission to the Geneva History Museum from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. that day, and a swag bag full of coupons and offers from museum partners – $35/person, $30/museum member, and $45/person after July 15. Registration is required and can be made here online, at the Geneva History Museum, 113 South Third Street, Geneva, or call 630-232-4951.

Park your car and walk to all four homes, then explore downtown Geneva and use your swag bag coupons to shop and dine.

Tickets can be picked up at the Geneva History Museum prior to the tour 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesdays thru Saturdays, and on the day of the tour.

Homes on the Tour

(additional historic information will be included on the tour ticket)

  • 301 South First Street – an 1850’s simple limestone house once lived in by a family with nine children. It was remodeled in the 1930s by Geneva’s iconic builder, August Wilson.
  • 328 South Sixth Street – a pre-Civil War structure that was moved and once served as a piano store and later a school.
  • 521 Hamilton Street – a mid-century modern brick and block glass home that later served as an office for Penguin Software that created the first Apple Computer games.
  • 418 Ford Street – built in the mid-1800’s and lived in by Swedish immigrants, this home was recently remodeled with a major addition by the homeowner, who happens to be a builder.



July 21
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm