Cantigny Park

Wheaton, Ill.

 
 

1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, Ill. 60189
(630) 668-5161
www.cantigny.org
Hours: Museum: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. starting Nov. 1. 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 (per car): $5, $2 off peak

Visit nearly 30 acres of formal and informal gardens with seasonal plantings, including the popular Idea Garden with a section just for kids. Two history-rich museums are on the grounds too, one being the former home of Robert R. McCormick, Cantigny’s benefactor. The First Division Museum features our nation's military history from World War I through Desert Storm and kids enjoy climbing on the tanks outside the museum. Cantigny has many special events and programs just for families and kids, including Family Night Out, a new monthly program in 2014, and Art in Bloom, June 14-15. The park offers a restaurant (lunch only), coffee shop, gift shop and picnic area with playground.

Upcoming Events

Dog Days at Cantigny

August 2, 2014

Bird Walk

FREEAugust 9, 2014

French Connection Day

August 10, 2014

Stargazing

FREESeptember 5, 2014

Inchworms Parent-Child Program

September 10, 2014 - October 22, 2014

Monarch Butterfly Tagging

FREESeptember 11, 2014 - September 18, 2014

Cantigny Car Show

September 21, 2014

Historic Military Vehicle Display

FREESeptember 21, 2014

Nature Art

September 27, 2014

Family Campfire Night

October 2, 2014

Civil War Reenactment

FREEOctober 4, 2014 - October 5, 2014

Fall Color Hayride Tour

FREEOctober 7, 2014

Catapult Contest

October 25, 2014

Ongoing events

History Alive!

FREEJune 5, 2014 - August 28, 2014

Wild Wednesdays

FREEJune 11, 2014 - August 6, 2014
 
 







 
 
 
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