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Midway Village & Museum Center

6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107-2613
+1 815-397-9112
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A step back in time.

What a little gem! Midway Village is a great step back in time. It is a wonderful collection of... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2018
bclarke292
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Northern Illinois
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Nice small museum

We visited this museum in January. I think at other times of the year, there is a lot to see... read more

Reviewed February 11, 2018
kmw1991
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Houston, Texas
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➢ Midway Village Museum is situated on 13 acres of the beautiful grounds which offers visitors the opportunities to learn about life as it was in the late 1890s-1910s. The grounds include 26 structures which create the Village and heritage gardens, all representing a rural community. During the months of May through August, interpreters in authentic period clothing lead tours and depict life and customs of the times. ➢ Permanent exhibits highlight local Rockford and regional Illinois history. The construction continues on one of the largest museum expansions to date entitled, "Many Faces, One Community," an exhibit featuring immigrant stories. Gallery," "Old Dolls' House Museum," and signature "Millhouse," standing at the front entrance to the museum's property. ➢ Hours Vary Seasonally ➢ Visitors Enjoy . Seasonal Victorian Village Tours with year-round Exhibits in the Main Museum Center Year-round special events and programs
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6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107-2613
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

What a little gem! Midway Village is a great step back in time. It is a wonderful collection of building and artifacts. They also produce excellent re-enactments in the summer. Definitely worth the time.

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Reviewed February 11, 2018

We visited this museum in January. I think at other times of the year, there is a lot to see outside, but it was covered in snow! There are exhibits here on the history of Rockford including the sock monkey company and the Rockford peaches...More

Thank kmw1991
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Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

This nature place has a great paved walk, run, bike path. Open all year round. Closes at dark. Wonderful museum with historic town. Late summer they host one of the largest WWII days every year. They have many activities all year round celebrating holidays too....More

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Reviewed September 27, 2017

The WWII reenactment was well worth the effort. The passion some of the "reenactors" portrayed was inspiring and historically accurate. It takes a good day to see everything including the bulwarks, trenches, period vehicles, armament and performers in period clothing. Consider attending next year.The noise...More

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Reviewed August 11, 2017

Visited this museum several times. But in September they host WW2 days. Over 1000 reenactors, tanks, period equipment including German soldiers holding the town and checking visitors for papers...awesome. Several battles during the 2 day event. Great history, awesome period buildings. Inexpensive family destination.

Thank kena385
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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

This place is a treasure for young and old alike. They have a team of dedicated professionals who really love America's history and have replicated s town to make it look like the turn of the century. They also have a wonderful collection of memorabilia...More

Thank Barb D
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

Exhibits are well done and show history of Rockford. Did notice that some of the industrial companies they highlighted are gone.Historic Village is interesting, full size buildings, tour guide was a bit dull. They have 140 + acres here so the landscaping, grounds, area to...More

Thank 692russk
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Reviewed July 6, 2017

What a fun little gem in the middle of Rockford. They have an interesting indoor museum as well as an outdoor portion with old buildings and artifacts. They also have attractions throughout the year such as world war 2 days. Fun afternoon.

Thank A and M
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Reviewed July 5, 2017

This was a great discovery! There is a very nice indoor museum with lots of interactive local history. Outside is a well maintained historical village. A very comprehensive tour is included in the admission. Our tour guide was amazing - very informative tour which took...More

Thank Kate D
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Reviewed June 30, 2017

I loved the Rockford Peaches exhibit, and I had no idea that Rockford was the official birthplace of the sock monkey. There's so much to do and see here. The historical village is really cool. Definitely worth a day trip if you're interested in local...More

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