France at Cantigny

For Cantigny, the connection to France runs deep. The park is named for the French village and battle site where Col. McCormick joined in the first American victory in World War I as a member of the U.S. Army’s 1st Infantry Division.

Big plans with a French twist are taking shape in 2024. Visit Cantigny for an exciting season filled with new experiences and the return of popular events. The “France at Cantigny” theme will weave through the gardens and grounds as well. Learn more about our 2024 signature events and exhibits below.

Signature Events

Nothing But Victory

Opening June 6, is an immersive outdoor exhibit commemorating the 80th anniversary of D-Day. A fusion of art and history, Nothing But Victory spans more than 300 yards across the grounds, recalling the pivotal day of World War II: June 6, 1944.

Over Land, Over Sea, Overlord

Inside the First Division Museum, this complementing exhibit highlights the D-Day service of seven well-known personalities.

Special Exhibits

Beer Garden

Visit Cantigny’s new outdoor beer garden in the South Grove! Live music will be featured most evenings. festive watch parties will add to the warm-weather fun, from French Open tennis (May 20-June 9) through the Paris Olympic Games, which begin on July 26.

Current Hours
DayHours
Wednesday - Monday11 am - 9 pm
TuesdayClosed