Dear Sanfilippo Foundation Supporters:

Following CDC and Illinois Government recommended guidelines, all events and tours at the Sanfilippo Estate have been postponed and/or cancelled until May, or until officials give the all clear to proceed again. We'll continue to monitor the situation and update when we know more. Please watch this website for continuing updates.

If you purchased a Guided Tour ticket through the Sanfilippo Foundation for an upcoming tour on March 25 or April 1, we will provide either a raincheck for a future tour date, or a refund. We will be notifying all paid Subscriber Tour ticket purchasers by email. If you do not hear from us by the end of today, email Gregory Leifel at

If you were scheduled for an April tour with another organization (senior center, park district, library, etc), please contact your organization for details of how they are handling your refund and/or raincheck. In most cases the Sanfilippo Foundation will work to move tours to an alternative, later date.

If you purchased tickets to an upcoming, charity fund raising event at the Sanfilippo Estate, through the Sanfilippo Foundation website, we will be offering refunds or a raincheck. You'll be notified by email shortly.

If you purchased tickets to an upcoming charity fund raising event through the charity itself (such as The Bridge, Metropolis Performing Arts Center, Parters in Our Community) please contact those charities for their action plan. In most cases, we will work with the charity to secure an alternative, later date for the event.

If you're an artist/performer contracted to perform at the Sanfilippo Estate this year (and did so directly through the Foundation Director), please bear with us as we do our best to rearrange dates and schedules.

It is our hope to retain as much of our regular Foundation events as possible from June onward, however, due to moving Spring events into an already busy Summer and Fall schedule, this will be challenging.

I thank you for your patience. Take care of yourself, and one another.

Gregory Leifel, Sanfilippo Foundation Executive Director

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The Sanfilippo Foundation Is Proud to present the "Place de la Musique"


Preserving the history, beauty, and artistry of perfume bottles, compacts, ephemera and related vanity items. Enjoy an intimate, docent-guided tour.



Preview the Sanfilippo Collection: a premier collection of automatic music instruments, the world's largest restored theatre pipe organ and more!



We're always adding new charity events to our schedule. Check out the wide variety of upcoming concerts and special events that use our one-of-a-kind facility.


The Sanfilippo Estate as seen on WGN:

The Sanfilippo Foundation is proud to partner with various non-profit organizations that may be of interest to our visitors. Please take a moment to visit our Partners Page to find out more about these organizations.

The Sanfilippo "Place de la Musique" is known worldwide for its magnificent collections of beautifully restored antique music machines, phonographs, arcade and gambling machines, chandeliers, art glass, the world's largest restored theatre pipe organ, the most spectacular European salon carousel in existence, street and tower clocks, steam engines and other functional mechanical antiques, displayed within a breathtaking French Second Empire setting.

The primary motive behind this collection is the preservation and sharing of the experience of these marvelous inventions of the Western World.

The Place de la Musique contains the largest collection of restored automatic musical instruments in the world, including:

  • Music Boxes and Phonographs
  • Coin-operated Pianos
  • Violin Machines
  • Photoplayers
  • American and European Orchestrions
  • Dance Organs
  • Fairground and Band Organs and Calliopes
  • The World's Largest Indoor Theatre Pipe Organ

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