Last updated: 4/23/2010
Geneva, Illinois
Street Address
1511 S Batavia Ave
Geneva, IL 60134
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 903
St. Charles, IL 60174
phone: 630-377-6424
e-mail: info@PPFV.org
web: www.ppfv.org/fabyan.htm
Hours
Open May 16 -October 15
Thursday 1-4 p.m. -Kid's Days! & Self-Guided Mystery Tours (June -August only)
Wednesday1 PM - 4 PM
Sunday, Saturday1 PM - 4:30 PM
Thursday1 PM - 4 PM
group tours by appt
Admissions
Suggested donation: $2.00 adults, $1.00 children
$2.00 participation fee for Kids' Thursday Programs
Staff
Diana Malaker DIR
phone: 630-232-4811
Description

When visiting the Villa Museum, you discover the Fabyans' uniquely fascinating legacy. The Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie-style house contains the Fabyans' private collection of Asian artifacts, natural history specimens, original furniture- just to name a few! The captivating combination of history, architecture, military intrigue, and personal exploration is designed to make the Fabyan Villa Museum a delight for persons of all ages and backgrounds.

The Fabyan Villa Museum and Japanese Garden are located in the Fabyan Forest Preserve, 235 acres along the Fox River in Geneva. The Fabyan Forest Preserve was once part of George and Nelle Fabyans' private estate.

The Fabyans' Japanese Garden: Installed c. 1910, the Japanese Garden is a tranquil oasis where history melds with nature and theory. This enchanting site affords the rare opportunity to savor and enjoy a moment of harmony with nature. Learn how to add a touch of beauty to your own backyard while strolling along the winding paths of the 100 year-old garden

History

The Fabyan Villa was home to Colonel George and Nelle Fabyan from 1905-1939. Riverbank, the name they bestowed upon their property, was initially their summer escape from Chicago. They hired Frank Lloyd Wright in 1907 to enlarge and re-model their house and shortly thereafter, took up permanent residence at Riverbank. The estate soon became a lavish showplace complete with fountains, extensive gardens, swimming pools, a windmill, private zoo, tennis courts, and more.

ADA

To schedule Weddings and Photographs in the Japanese Garden: Contact the Kane County Forest Preserve at (630) 232-1242

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