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Pleasant Home

10 locals recommend ·

Tips from locals

Jared
Jared
December 15, 2019
This is a beautiful mansion set on a nice park close to downtown Oak Park. They often have events going on so check out their calendar before you go in case you want to go inside.
Jackie
Jackie
January 5, 2019
Check out the events page at Pleasant Home's website, for some great free local activities like ice cream socials, a monkey organ rally, holiday market, among other things. If you're here on a Friday night in August, I highly recommend the silent movies on the porch with live music accompaniment…
Debbie
Debbie
June 30, 2017
Beautiful large historic home designed by George W. Maher.
Tim
Tim
May 18, 2017
Good park for strolling, bench sitting, reading, playing with kids, etc.
Bogdan
Bogdan
December 2, 2016
Pleasant Home is another of Oak Park's culturally significant landmarks. Over 100 years old, Pleasant Home is considered one of the earliest and most distinguished examples of Prairie School Architecture in the nation, and is operated by the Pleasant Home Foundation as a living museum, which is open…

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Location
217 Home Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
Phone+1 708-383-2654
Hours of Operation statusClosed now