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Fabyan Villa & Japanese Garden

  • Address 1925 S. Batavia Ave.
    Geneva, Illinois 60134
  • Hours
    Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday
    Noon–3:00 p.m.
  • Phone 630-377-6424

Visit Fabyan Villa & Japanese Garden

Plan Your Visit


Step back in time and experience the 1907 Frank Lloyd Wright renovation of the Fabyan Villa in Geneva, Illinois. Owned by Colonel George Fabyan and his wife, Nelle, the villa and estate were home to a wide variety of eclectic collections, from taxidermy to Samurai suits, and sharks to mummies. Live animals also lived on the estate: monkeys, alligators, and bears. The Fabyans were more than just wealthy eccentrics—they also funded scientific research, including the earliest code-breaking research in the United States. The estate also holds a historic Dutch Windmill and Japanese Garden, owned by the Fabyans.

Villa and garden tours vary by season. Open May through September only.

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