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Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens

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Wow another gem in Rockford that has been saved. What a history. Great tour and history of the... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2019
Temecula, California
Great Residential Home Museum

I had only come to the Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum looking for something to do in Rockford for a... read more

Reviewed May 9, 2019
Madison, Wisconsin
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Tinker Swiss Cottage is a historic house museum located in the heart of Rockford, Illinois. The museum complex contains the historic house museum, barn, and carriage house from the Tinker family. In addition, the property is the home of the founding...more
411 Kent St, Rockford, IL 61102-2915
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Reviewed June 2, 2019

Wow another gem in Rockford that has been saved. What a history. Great tour and history of the property, well worth the visit.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 9, 2019

I had only come to the Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum looking for something to do in Rockford for a day trip when my original plans fell through. I am so surprised I have not heard of this museum before. I live in Madison, WI. What...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank JerryMadison
Reviewed August 20, 2018

We were lucky enough to catch the last tour of the day and so glad we did! This historic Rockford home is so worth seeing - not your usual Victorian Home at all! And having all the original furnishings makes it so much more! Step...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

There are only two tours a day. One and three. The house is charming. Lots of little rooms. The guide was very informative. You see a short movie in the beginning. Make sure you go to the barn to get your tickets.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank CruiserIllinois
Reviewed June 22, 2018

Interesting & enjoyable 1.5 hour tour. Tour guide was so good with children (& adults). Went Wednesday - donation day but was worth full admission price.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TO6177
Reviewed September 13, 2017

A visit to Tinker Swiss Cottage is always enjoyable, and you see something new with each visit. Well worth the time to see.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank AJLIllinois
Reviewed June 17, 2017

It was a first time visit for all four of us friends and we are glad that we visited but probably would not return. The docent was knowledgeable enough to make the visit interesting but didn't make the trip special at all. The grounds are...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Melaney R
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Tinker Swiss Cottage is a really neat old homestead in southwest Rockford. The tour guides are top notch. Apparently there are ghosts there, although I have not seen evidence of this.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Paula P
Reviewed January 25, 2017

tinker cottage can take you back in time to the early days of Rockford. It's as if the family just left it exactly how is was in the days they lived there.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Rose J
Reviewed September 18, 2016

My husband and I went this past week to Rockford Really excited to go to the Tinker swiss cottage museum, well we arrived there first off they were suppose to do the tour at 1pm there was no one there we sat for 35 min...More

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank Georgann S
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