Common questions

How many acres is Cantigny?

How many acres is Cantigny?

Located in Wheaton, Illinois, Cantigny Park is the 500-acre former estate of Colonel Robert R. McCormick, the longtime editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune.

What is the meaning of Cantigny?

noun. a village in N France, S of Amiens: first major battle of U.S. forces in World War I, May 1918.

Who lived in Cantigny?

Cantigny is a 500-acre (2.0 km2) park in Wheaton, Illinois, 30 miles west of Chicago. It is the former estate of Joseph Medill and his grandson Colonel Robert R….

Cantigny Park
Nearest city Wheaton, Illinois
Coordinates 41°51′17″N 88°09′21″WCoordinates: 41°51′17″N 88°09′21″W
Created 1955
Operated by McCormick Foundation

Can you climb on the tanks at Cantigny?

Museums are great places to learn about history. The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois, near Chicago does this for the division’s history. It also has a dozen tanks on outdoor display, and yes, you can climb all over them.

How is Cantigny funded?

The Cantigny Foundation, part of the Robert R. McCormick Foundations, maintains the beautiful former estate of our benefactor, Colonel Robert R. We welcome contributions and use them to support the Colonel’s vision for Cantigny as a public resource, to be enjoyed by all for generations to come.

Is Cantigny park open in winter?

Cantigny Park admission is always free….Hours.

Season Days Hours
October 1 – 31 Daily 7 am – Sunset
November 1 – December 30 Daily 9 am – Sunset
December 31 – January 31 Closed Closed

Where was the Battle of Cantigny?

Cantigny Park
Battle of Cantigny/Location

When did Cantigny open?

Cantigny Park/Opened

Is Cantigny open during Covid?

As a reminder: Due to COVID-19, the First Division Museum is open by reservations only—Wednesday through Sunday. Please note that the Museum is closed for sanitizing on Mondays and Tuesdays. High-volume touchpoints are sanitized from 1:15 to 1:45 pm Wednesday through Sunday.

Are masks required at Cantigny?

The historic Cantigny Visitors Center is the best place to start your visit. MASKS ARE REQUIRED inside the Visitors Center and restrooms for unvaccinated individuals and STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for all others.

Is Cantigny open?

Cantigny is open to the public on most days….Hours.

Location Day Season
Cantigny Golf Clubhouse Today 8am – 5pm

Can you bring alcohol to Cantigny Park?

You may bring additional tables. If the picnic area is crowded, please refrain from saving tables. Alcohol is prohibited on the grounds of Cantigny. Grills are not provided by the park.

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