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First Division Museum at Cantigny

1 S 151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60187-6097
+1 630-668-5185
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Learn the history of those who have helped preserve our freedom

While I enjoy history, I learned many things here that I did not know. Located on the grounds of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
James W
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
I love this place

One of my favorite places to go in this area. It’s a well done museum that focuses on the Big Red... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2017
Wheaton, Illinois
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Museum with interactive exhibits on the trenches of WWI, the beaches of WWII and the rice paddies of Vietnam.
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  • Average1%
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1 S 151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60187-6097
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While I enjoy history, I learned many things here that I did not know. Located on the grounds of Cantigny Park, this museum is dedicated to the First Infantry Division of the Army (The Big Red 1). It walks you through the Big Red 1...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite places to go in this area. It’s a well done museum that focuses on the Big Red 1. Worth a visit

Thank EnjoytheSilence44
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

A hidden gem in the western suburbs! Such a respectful display for our military in an educational fashion! A must see! Everyone we have taken there has loved it!

Thank tom h
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The Big Red 1 museum was recently redone and it is excellent. I only got to the section that included WW I, WW II, and Viet Nam. There is another section on the more recent campaigns that I will visit soon. Excellent artifacts, written materials...More

Thank RandyRussell
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

My son loves going to this museum. He would go at least once a month if he could, when he was younger. Age 5 to 8 years old. I think it is very well done and makes you feel a little of what our soldiers...More

Thank Erica R
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This is a one of a kind museum. A great way to learn about WWI , and the unique contributions of the brave men and women of the Big Red One. But the museum is so much more, it really showcases the contributions all of...More

Thank WinfieldRDH
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

This museum is located on the grounds of Cantigny Park the summer home of Robert McCormick who served with the First Division in WW I. Outside the museum are several tanks from WW I to present. A self guided tour takes you from the trenches...More

Thank william f
Reviewed 26 October 2017

I have been visiting Cantigny Park and the First Division Museum since I was a little kid. I must say the newest renovations and updates have made it even greater ! The interactive exhibits are fantastic. If you want to learn some inside stories about...More

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This museum recently reopened after major renovations, we did not see the museum prior to the renovations, so can't comment on improvements, but this museum far exceeded our expectations. We spent several hours exploring and reading, very impressive.

Thank 1818Dee1818
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Although the U.S. Army has used divisions as a fundamental combat organization since the Revolution, they were not permanent formations with a continuing lineage and honors until the First Expeditionary Divison, later the 1st Infantry Division, was assembled from Army units from around the United...More

Thank interceptpubs
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Response from maddog59 | Reviewed this property |
Franco,, thank you for the # i will contact them semper fi Travis
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Response from Gayln P | Property representative |
Our museum is about a mile away from the Winfield train station. You could arrange for a taxi from the train station to Cantigny Park where we are located.