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CANTIGNY PARK | Wheaton Park Reopened June 15 to General Public


Cantigny Park reopened to the general public on Monday, June 15. This followed a period of members-only admission that began June 1.

Park access will continue to be grounds only, 9 am to 6 pm, seven days a week, with daily visitation capped at appropriate levels. Cantigny’s regular weekday parking fee of $5 per car will apply, including weekends.

This second stage of Cantigny’s “phased” reopening is based on current guidance from the State of Illinois and public health authorities and is subject to change. The health and safety of visitors and staff remains the park’s top priority. Heightened cleaning and disinfecting procedures are in place, and guests are expected to practice social distancing. Face coverings are not required outside, but all visitors must wear a mask when using park restrooms.

Only Cantigny’s gardens and grounds will be accessible. The Visitors Center (except for restrooms), McCormick House and the First Division Museum remain closed. The playground and Army tanks also are temporarily off limits. Full-service outdoor dining will be available daily on the Bertie’s Bistro patios from 11 am to 2 pm.

Park programs and events through July have been canceled, postponed or moved online. Cantigny’s websites and social media channels continue to offer digital experiences including special live events and museum tours.

Cantigny Golf operations are open, with restrictions. For details and tee times, visit

Cantigny Park information is at

About Cantigny Park

Cantigny Park, part of the Chicago-based Robert R. McCormick Foundation, is the 500-acre Wheaton estate of Robert R. McCormick (1880-1955), long-time editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. It is home to the McCormick House, First Division Museum, display gardens, picnic grounds, walking trails and a Visitors Center with banquet and dining facilities. More information, including hours, directions and upcoming events is online at Cantigny Golf, adjacent to the park, features a 27-hole championship golf course, full-service clubhouse, Cantigny Golf Academy and the 9-hole Cantigny Youth Links. For more information, visit


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