12 PM - 4 PM, Sunday, July 21

$35/person, $30/museum member

$45/person after July 15

Explore four homes in downtown Geneva with a self-guided tour 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. Registration is required and can be made here online, at the Geneva History Museum, 113 South Third Street, Geneva, or call 630-232-4951.

Tickets can be picked up at the Geneva History Museum starting July 1st from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tuesdays thru Saturdays, and on the day of the tour.

Visit the homes on your own and in the order you wish. Park your car (see suggested spots below) and walk to all four homes, then explore downtown Geneva and use your swag bag coupons to shop and dine.


Homes on the Tour

Additional house information will be included on house tour ticket.


Teal stars indicate location of each of the four houses in downtown Geneva, IL

Suggested Parking

  • free on-street parking throughout downtown (no time limit on Sundays)
  • public parking behind the museum, enter off Campbell Street
  • behind Kane County Court House off Fourth and James Streets
  • next to United Methodist Church on Hamilton Street
  • public parking at corner of Hamilton and North Second Street

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 relocated to this lot and once served as a piano store and later a school.

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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.