The Fabyan Villa Museum, a 1907 Frank Lloyd Wright redesign, is located in the Fabyan Forest Preserve. It houses unique natural and Asian artifacts from the collection of Colonel George and Nelle Fabyan. Check their website for hours.
Self-guided tours are available seven days a week and include both the outdoor areas and limited indoor facilities (hours vary). The Lederman Science Education Center that includes hands-on exhibits is open Monday-Saturday (hours vary). Drop-in free guided tours are available every Wednesday at 10 am. Government-issued photo ID is required to enter Fermilab.
Located in the heart of downtown on Third Street, the Geneva History Museum is a non-profit museum offering a permanent Geneva history exhibition “Greetings from Geneva”, a temporary gallery, research facilities and climate controlled storage for collections & artifacts, plus a museum store with unique Geneva items and souvenirs. Historic Tours are also available, please call us for more information.
As you explore downtown Geneva watch for sculptures, murals and other outdoor artwork along the way. Whimsical and unique pieces are scattered across the City waiting to be discovered. A full list can be found here. To experience the Geneva History Museum’s self-guided Public Art Tour, download the map or purchase a paper copy at their gift shop.
Learn more about the craft beers that Penrose Brewing creates, get a behind-the-scene tour of their facilities in Geneva, sample one of their beers and take home the glass. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
The Viking is an exact, 78 foot replica of an ancient Viking ship discovered in Norway in 1880. Hand built in 1893, she sailed from Bergen, Norway with a crew of 12 across the Atlantic to become a star attraction of the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The ship is in storage and restoration in Good Templar Park in Geneva, but is open monthly for public tours by Viking-clad guides starting April 17. Visit the ship’s website at www.vikingship.us for more information, and to schedule a viewing time.