I belong to Midway Village and try to take advantage of the excellent programs. Don't miss the displays.
This is not the site to see during the winter. Understandably, all the outdoor buildings were closed. On the inside, there was major construction taking place since it looks like there is a huge addition being built. However, what was available was enjoyable. If you have an infinity for the Rockford Peaches (I do) or farm machinery (I don't), it... More
While the indoor museum is interesting, it is the Victorian Village that is the real star here. You get to walk through a rural village and docents will help you appreciate the experience. There are hour long tours that will familiarize you with all the wonderful buildings and the gardens. A must do for any visitor to Rockford.
We like going here for just a nice walk around, but especially for the safe trick or treat. They always do a great job, and make it a lot of fun for the kids.
PROS: informative indoor exhibits ( they have a plane and a train depot inside); picturesque village outdoors with a church, hospital, fire station, general store, bank, hotel, school, barn, blacksmith and other period houses on the premises. There is a beautiful walking path beside the village that is regularly utilized people around the neighborhood. CONS: none.
If you want to know and see what Rockford of yesteryear was like, this is the place to go. Even as a long-time resident of the area, I learned something new. Be aware that if you plan on visiting the village (guided tour to see the insides) that the path around it is gravel, which isn't so great for wheelchairs... More
The buildings and history is great. It is an interactive outdoor museum that everyone can enjoy. The special programs that are put on are just great. Fun time for everyone over 4 years of age
I took a group of students here on a field trip. There are staff here dressed period clothing. You will find a bank here that was ones of the few banks in the area that servived the depression, The Holcomb Bank. I know that the Village has many demos, from Civil War and WWII re-inactments during the years. It is... More
If you want to step back in time or just look at farm equipment to the all girls famous Rockford Peaches Baseball team, this is the place for you. When you are done with the indoor exhibits, take the tour of the" old town". You will go way back in time with the houses, school building, church,the old grocery store... More
The museum itself we found not worth the money. We were lucky the kids went with a field trip that cost next to nothing but their regular prices are too high for what they offer. The Village is an absolute delight but wait for one of their many community days and see it all for free.
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