Tours of the Noble-Seymour-Crippen House

Tours of the Noble-Seymour-Crippen House, headquarters of the Norwood Park Historical Society, are available Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. or by appointment. Tour Chicago’s Oldest House, and hear the history of the home and neighborhood, as told by our docents. For the safety of our visitors and volunteers, admissions will be limited. Please click here to make a reservation.

Visit the museum and view the collection of historical documents, artifacts and reference materials. Researchers or groups: call or email at least 4 weeks in advance to make an appointment.

Chicago’s Oldest House has undergone a major restoration and is enjoying its third century of prominence in the community. The restored house is well-equipped to handle private functions in addition to meetings, historical tours and special events.

The Society is happy to answer your questions! Docents are available on Saturdays at the Noble-Seymour-Crippen House during regular museum hours to provide community history and answer general questions. For more serious or complicated questions pertaining to Norwood Park history, events, buildings, house history, genealogy or other subjects, please send your questions via e-mail to One of the Society’s volunteer researchers will respond. In-person appointments can be made. For more information, call 773-631-4633.