Many of the visitors and tour groups coming to the museum enjoy connecting with other visitor attractions in the area.
Several sites are listed below with a brief description, phone number and website link where additional information may be obtained.
In addition, if you are looking for information on current events at Wheaton College campus check out the Wheaton College Events Calendar.
ON WHEATON COLLEGE CAMPUS
The Marion E. Wade Center of Wheaton College, Illinois, houses a major research collection of the books and papers of seven British authors: Owen Barfield, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, Dorothy L. Sayers, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams. Overall, the Wade Center has more than 11,000 volumes including first editions and critical works. Other holdings on the seven authors include letters, manuscripts, audio and video tapes, artwork, dissertations, periodicals, photographs, and related materials. Any of these resources may be studied in the quiet surroundings of the Kilby Reading Room.
In addition, the Wade Center has a museum where such pieces as C.S. Lewis's family wardrobe and writing desk, Charles Williams' bookcases, J.R.R. Tolkien's desk, Pauline Baynes's original map of Narnia, and a tapestry from Dorothy L. Sayers' home can be viewed. Photographs, rare books and manuscripts, and other small items of memorabilia round off the displays.
351 Lincoln Ave., Wheaton, IL 60187
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WHEATON ARCHEOLOGY MUSEUM:
The J.P. Free Collection at Wheaton College is a major assemblage of archeological artifacts from Tel Dothan in Palestine.
Billy Graham Center, 500 E. College Ave., Wheaton, IL 60187
CANTIGNY PARK AND MUSEUM:
Cantigny was the estate of Colonel Robert R. McCormick, former editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. Cantigny today encompasses about 500 acres of open and wooded land. It is a source of education and recreation for the public and is comprised of four areas: two museums (McCormick's Mansion Museum and the first Division Museum), the gardens and the golf course.
1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60187 • Phone: 630.668.5161
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Cosley is home to more than 35 types of animals and preserves part of Wheaton's history through an old train station, an antique railroad caboose, a 128-year-old barn and a display of horse drawn vehicles. The farm features a beautiful duck pond, the Vern Kiebler Learning Center and the Tail Inn Gift Shop.
1356 Gary Ave., Wheaton, IL 60187 • 630.665.5534
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DUPAGE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM:
This museum is a place where children and adults play and learn together. You'll find exhibits, programs, workshops and materials that stretch thinking skills, stimulate creativity and provide intellectual challenge in science and the arts."
301 Washington St., Naperville, IL 60540 • Phone: 630.637.8000
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DUPAGE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM:
Experience Dupage County history. From pioneers breaking prairie sod and the introduction of the railroad to today's high technology boom, DuPage County has seen remarkable change and growth.
102 E. Wesley, Wheaton, IL 60187 • Phone: 630.682.7343
Visit the Dupage Country Historical Museum >>
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Blooming daffodils in the spring, a flowering prairie in the summer, weeks of fabulous fall color and tranquil splendor all winter. Enjoy 12 miles of walking trails, 11 miles of roads, or ride on the Acorn Express open-air tram. Join us year-round for our free, weekend, and family activities. Call for more details.
4100 IL Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532 • 630.719.2465 • www.mortonarb.org
Visit the Morton Arboretum Website >>
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Naper Settlement in the heart of downtown Naperville, is a museum village where 19th century homes, shops and public buildings tell the story of daily life in Naperville as it changed from a frontier outpost to a bustling turn-of-the-century community.
523 South Webster Street, Naperville, IL 60540 • Phone: 630.420.6010
Visit the Naper Settlement Website >>