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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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Amazing museum, first rate!

This museum recently reopened after major renovations, we did not see the museum prior to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Woodridge, Illinois
Impressive military museum for the U.S. Army's first permanent division

Although the U.S. Army has used divisions as a fundamental combat organization since the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Columbus, Indiana
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Museum with interactive exhibits on the trenches of WWI, the beaches of WWII and the rice paddies of Vietnam.
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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1 S 151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60187-6097
+1 630-668-5185
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is wonderful. My kids (12,14) were amazed at the WWII walk-through as well as the virtual reality of modern warfare. Check out this old museum now updated. Beautiful location within Cantigny for walks and a phenomenal museum. Way to go Cantigny.

Thank Margie F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed visiting this museum, and all the tanks you can see on the lush grounds surrounding this museum. And of course the beautiful gardens and mansion. The inside of the museum is divided into 2 parts. After walking the grounds and touring the...More

Thank Colleen E
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The museum has been remodeled and updated. The interactive exhibits are fantastic. If you want to learn some inside stories about our troops you need to make this a must see. I have been coming here for the past 30+ years and have seen the...More

Thank Jerry B
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Cantigny Park is a great place to visit. The cost is $10.00 for parking. Once inside there is the Museum, McCormick Mansion, and beautiful gardens, all at no extra cost. This time we visited the First Division (The Big Red One) Museum. The museum was...More

Thank lost_in_itasca
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Got to the musuem late had only about an hour to see the exhibits. Was very impressed with the WW1 exhibit felt like you were in trenches. My only complaint was with the tank park, they let people climb on the vehicles and it takes...More

Thank BB61-Sailor
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Cantigny does a great job presenting what it must have looked like during the war. the entire grounds and building are always a pleasant place to visit.

Thank sandon55
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Presently closed for rehab. Will reopen August 26. It displays the difficult and good times our troops had in time of battle. Makes one appreciate the men and women that gave their lives for our freedom.

Thank 459harryt
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Just to let everyone know if you are planning to visit the first division museum and what to take pictures of the tanks outside the museum before September 2017 you will not. Unfortunately the tanks are all fenced in and the museum is closed.

1  Thank Bruce S
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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.

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