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First Division Museum at Cantigny

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Honoring Our Troops

Even those not interested in military history should take the time to visit this museum. It's in a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Great museum!

Coming from Belgium, our Chicago friends took us to the Catigny Park. After the Robert McCormick... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Museum with interactive exhibits on the trenches of WWI, the beaches of WWII and the rice paddies of Vietnam.
1 S 151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60187-6097
+1 630-668-5185
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Even those not interested in military history should take the time to visit this museum. It's in a beautiful park with lovely gardens. There's a small café and a picnic area. You can also tour the Robert McCormick mansion.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coming from Belgium, our Chicago friends took us to the Catigny Park. After the Robert McCormick House, we visited this museum. Wonderful setting that takes you through all the important phases of this Division, from the battle of Catigny in WWI, to the landing in...More

Thank 690henkr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cantigny is a beautiful park for walking and picnicking. In the park is the First Division Museum. It is a moving experience to walk through the museum and all of the displays. You feel like you are part of the war. Small children could be...More

Thank Judie J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been going here for many years while the kids were growing up. I know they have to keep up with the competition, but it's too bad that they took out a beautiful fountain a few years back and installed a splash pad. It kind...More

Thank wrytr7
Reviewed 27 September 2018

This museum is part of Cantigny Park but deserves it's own review. It is a well done and respectful view of the first division's role in our major wars. You also get to climb on real tanks if you can.

Thank cppptravel11125
Reviewed 27 September 2018

The museum is well done and can be a good experience for any age. Young children find it fun to walk thru the “trenches” and interact with some displays. Afterward their is tanks o crawl on and lovely grounds and gardens to view. A day...More

Thank Patricia T
Reviewed 17 September 2018

What a wonderful museum recalling so many facts about people, places & events in WWI, WWII, Viet Nam & Middle East. Since my Dad was in Germany in WWII, it was amazing to see so many events from that time. Our uncle was also at...More

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 15 September 2018

This museum is located within Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL; no admission, only a parking fee $5-$10 as you enter the park. The museum and tank park went through a renovation I believe last year; the grounds are beautiful to walk around and explore about...More

Thank Jroset
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Cantigny really has something for everyone... the mansion and gardens are breathtaking, but the real highlight here is the 1st Division Museum and tank garden display. The museum has also recently undergone renovation and expansion to include modern military exhibits, while the Big Red 1...More

1  Thank Sharon J
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This interactive museum has re-opened with updated displays and experiences. As with all that Cantigny has to offer - the gardens, the McCormick mansion tour, the Sunday outdoor concerts, the idea garden and greenhouse, visitor center and gift shop - all is free after paying...More

1  Thank Jane C
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Response from plevin2017 | Reviewed this property |
I could spend all day.
Steve R
19 May 2018|
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No dogs allowed.
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Franco,, thank you for the # i will contact them semper fi Travis