Mayslake Peabody Estate
Mayslake Hall is closed until summer 2023 for renovations. The surrounding Mayslake Forest Preserve and the off-leash dog area are open daily from one hour after sunrise until one hour after sunset.
Dogs are not allowed inside Mayslake Hall. They are allowed in the surrounding forest preserve but must be on leashes under 10 feet long. Alcohol is prohibited. Read our complete rules and regulations.
In 1919 Francis Stuyvesant Peabody commissioned renowned Chicago architect Benjamin Marshall to design the Tudor Revival-style mansion known today as Mayslake Hall. The style reaches back to England’s Tudor period as a revival of the timber-frame buildings popular at the time.
Today, Mayslake Hall, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a thriving community space, where people connect to nature and one another through art, history, and cultural programs, which are offered throughout the year.
If you would like to host an event at the hall, call us at 630-206-9569 to discuss your plans.
The Portiuncula Chapel is a replica of the original in Assisi, Italy, which is named for the “little portion” of land where St. Francis of Assisi received his call to serve the poor. The front features a colorful stone mosaic.
After Peabody’s death, his family commissioned the Franciscans to build the chapel as a memorial to the late industrialist in 1926. The order moved the chapel to its current location in 1973.
The chapel is available for weddings, baptisms, memorial services, and other special ceremonies. It seats up to 56 people and can accommodate an additional 100 on the surrounding grounds. Those who rent the venue are responsible for officiants, music, and flowers. If you would like to host an event at the chapel, call us at 630-206-9569 to discuss your plans.
We are not accepting new volunteers due to construction at Mayslake Hall.
Your generosity supports the Mayslake Hall restoration to meet the U.S. Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation to preserve our shared heritage.
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