Sanfilippo Estate & Fisher Nut Outlet Store
Thursday October 28th 2021
Join us for a fabulous day trip as we head to Barrington Hills Illinois for a spectacular tour of the Sanfilippo Estate! After departing our last pickup point you get to sit back and relax and enjoy the fall colors while our professional driver gets us to our destination.
Our Sanfilippo Estate trip package includes the following.
- Transportation on a full-size restroom equipped motorcoach
- Services of our tour director and a host
- Complimentary morning and afternoon snacks and water
- Fun and door prizes to keep you entertained during travel
- A stop at Fisher Nut Outlet Store for some shopping 10% discount for our group!
- Lunch at Georgia’s Restaurant and Pancake House
- A Docent guided Tour of the Sanfilippo Estate, viewing and learning about the Sanfilippo Collection of automated music machines, their history, restoration efforts, as well as the opulent details of the Residence’s French Second Empire setting.
The Sanfilippo Collection — Docent Guided Tour
Our Docent-Guided Tour is approximately 3 hours. We begin in the main Residence viewing and learning about the Sanfilippo Collection of automated music machines, their history, restoration efforts, as well as the opulent details of the Residence’s French Second Empire setting. The tour includes hearing a representative selection of our music machines. Popular selections include early Edison and Victrola Phonographs (Talking Machines), Barrel Organs, Disk Players, Roll Orchestrions, Violin Machines such as the 1922 Hufeld Phonoliszt-Violina which plays the piano and three violins, American Nicklodeons, Reproducing Pianos including a Steinway Duo-Art (a George Gershwin favorite) and more.
We’ll tour our American Orchestrion Room, with some of the most beautiful art glass-front orchestrions ever made. A group of Tiffany and other art glass lamps and a large collection of Victorian chandeliers add to the color of the room. We’ll tour our Arcade Room with its Mutoscopes (hand-cranked ‘movie’ viewers), fortune-telling machines, strength testers, and slot machines, replicating an old-fashioned penny arcade. Next up is our Victorian Bar Room, a recreation of a turn-of-the-century casino, featuring a 24 foot long back bar, rare slot machines, Coin Pianos and Orchestrions by Mills, Coinola, Seeburg, Link and Wurlitzer.
The house portion of the tour culminates in our Music Theater with a mini-concert on the world’s largest theater pipe organ: an 80 rank, 8000 pipe, 1927 Wurlitzer, in an auditorium specially built for this instrument. The thunderous Phantom of the Opera rumbling your balcony seat is always a delight for audiences.
The tour continues in our Carousel Pavilion. Inside you’ll enjoy hearing a selection of our Dance Organs, Band Organs, Calliopes, and Fairground Organs. You’ll view an 1881 Grant Railroad Locomotive (used by Henry Ford) with its tender and caboose; a reproduction Pullman Coach Car; spectacular street clocks; and a variety of Stationary Steam Engines.
The featured jewel in the building is the Eden Palais Carousel. The most complete example of a European salon carousel in existence, the Eden Palais was built in 1890 and is fully restored and operational. The salon carousel was more than just an amusement ride—it was a self-contained entertainment palace. Lit by hundreds of light bulbs, it was undoubtedly one of the first places that patrons experienced electric lighting. The Eden Palais includes an 89’ wide and 42’ tall carved façade with life-sized carved horses, giant art glass butterflies, a painting recreating an original that hangs in the Louvre, and a beautiful etched-glass entryway. A sight to behold, 36 hand-carved horses, four ornate rocking gondolas and a spinning lovers’ tub rotate spectacularly to the sounds of an 89-key Gavioli Band Organ.
Guests will never forget the experience of hearing exactly what those at the turn-of-the-century heard from these beautifully restored music machines.
|Morning Pickup Locations & Departure Times||Evening Departure & Drop Off Times|
|7:45 Depart Union Grove – TinCAN Roadhouse||4:30 Depart for home|
|8:15 Depart Burlington – Dunham’s Sports||5:45 pm Estimated Arrival Delavan – Fleet Farm|
|8:45 Depart Elkhorn Public Parking Lot 11 S. Lincoln Street||6:00 pm Estimated Arrival Elkhorn – Public Parking Lot 11 S. Lincoln Street|
|9:00 Depart Delavan – Fleet Farm||6:30 pm Estimated Arrival Burlington – Dunham’s Sports|
|10:30 Estimated arrival Fisher Nut Outlet Store||7:00 pm Estimated Arrival Union Grove – TinCAN Roadhouse|
*All times are estimated and subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control.
Reservations and payment in full are required.
$99 Per Person
Advance reservations and payment in full are required.
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