Cantigny Park

Wheaton, Ill.


1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, Ill. 60189
(630) 668-5161
Hours: Museum: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday through April; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May through September; Gardens/Grounds: 7 a.m.-sunset daily May 1-Oct. 31; 9 a.m.-sunset daily Nov. 1-April 30. Call or visit website for special events.
Admission: Free. Parking $5 per car (Feb -Dec); $10 (May-Sept.). Parking is free on the first Wednesday of every month.

Visit the First Division military museum, which takes visitors on an interactive tours of the nation's wars. Life-size soldiers demonstrate what life was like during each particular war, and kids can experience the sounds of bombs exploding as they travel through bunkers or jungles, or step out onto Normandy Beach from a life-like landing craft. The highlight of the visit for most kids is climbing and pretending on the many real tanks and other military equipment parked outside the museum. Themed programming designed for families with children ages 6 to 12 is scheduled for the second Saturday of every month(McCormick Museum). Cantigny Park has many events for families including art shows and military re-enactments. There's a restaurant, coffee shop, gift shop and picnic area with playground.

Upcoming Events

Moustache Tales

FREEJuly 9, 2016

Military Science: Rockets

July 29, 2016 - August 3, 2016

Pan-African Cultural Festival

FREEJuly 30, 2016 - July 31, 2016

McCormick Day

FREEAugust 4, 2016

Dog Days at Cantigny

August 6, 2016

French Connection Day

August 14, 2016

Kids’ Concert: Wendy & DB

FREEAugust 21, 2016

Ongoing events

History Alive!

FREEJune 2, 2016 - June 30, 2016

History Connections

FREEJune 7, 2016 - June 28, 2016

Wild Wednesdays

FREEJune 8, 2016 - June 29, 2016

Inchworms Parent-Child Program

July 6, 2016 - August 17, 2016

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