Cantigny Park

1 S. 151 Winfield Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60189- Map It
(630) 668-5161

AAA Editor Notes

Cantigny Park is 2.5 mi. w. on W. Roosevelt Rd. (SR 38), then .2 mi. s.w. on Winfield Rd. The 500-acre grounds were formerly the property of Col. Robert R. McCormick, editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune and a member of the First Infantry Division during World War I. The park includes 29 acres of formal gardens, wooded walks, two museums and picnic facilities. A floor map of the estate and an 8-minute orientation video are offered at the visitor center. Special events, workshops and concerts also are held on the grounds. Bird walks, Segway tours and garden tours are offered. An audio tour by cellphone also is available. Guided tours are available. Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
Grounds and visitor center free. Parking: $5-$10; free (first Wed. of the month).
Hours: Grounds open daily 7 a.m.-dusk, May-Oct.; daily 9 a.m.-dusk, Mar.-Apr. and Nov.-Dec.; Fri.-Sun. 9 a.m.-dusk, in Feb. Visitor center daily 9-6, May-Oct.; daily 9-5, Mar.-Apr. and Nov.-Dec.; Fri.-Sun. 9-5, in Feb. Closed Thanksgiving, day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and Dec. 31. Holiday hours vary; phone ahead. Last admission 1 hour before closing.