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Cantigny Offers Free Entry on Wednesdays


Parking fee waived for those who register in advance; park closed on Tuesdays.

Wheaton, IL, May 2, 2024 — Cantigny now offers free parking on Wednesdays for those who register in advance, effective through October 30.

“This is another step toward expanding our reach in the community and making Cantigny even more welcoming,” said Matt LaFond, executive director. “We hope to inspire first-time guests and repeat visitors to explore Cantigny and all that we have to offer.” 

The park previously offered complimentary parking only on the first Wednesday of the month. Now guests can enjoy free parking every Wednesday by signing up online at Those who register receive a QR code for scanning at the park entrance.

Also in 2024, Cantigny is closed on Tuesdays. Closing one day per week enables maintenance work in high-traffic areas without disrupting the visitor experience. 

Cantigny parking fees in 2024 are as follows:

  • $5 weekdays, through October 31
  • $5 weekends, through April 30
  • $15 weekends, May through October
  • $20 Concert Sundays, May 26 through September 5
For frequent visitors, Cantigny offers a season pass for $199. Pass holders receive unlimited free parking throughout 2024 along with five guest passes, each redeemable for 2024 Cantigny parking on any day.


About Cantigny
Cantigny, in Wheaton, Illinois, is the 500-acre estate of Colonel Robert R. McCormick (1880-1955), long-time editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune, and founder of the Chicago-based Robert R. McCormick Foundation. It is home to display gardens, walking trails, a museum dedicated to the 1st Infantry Division of the U.S. Army, a highly ranked 27-hole public golf course, and a golf academy for all ages. More information is online at, including hours, admission fees and a calendar of upcoming events.

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