Midway Village Museum

Rockford, IL

Where are we going?

Midway Village Museum
6799 Guilford Road

815 397-9112

What is there to do?

Who is ready to travel back to the 19th and 20th centuries on your next family day out?

Yes, we are going back in time, and it's all thanks to Midway Village Museum!

Throughout your day at this fun historic village, interpreters in authentic period clothing bring Northern Illinois history to life in authentic through a variety of hands-on activities from another era.

Can you imagine make ropes for a living kids? Or perhaps you want to try your skills operating a turn-of-the-20th century printing press?

Midway Village Museum features 26 historical structures, including a general store, hardware store, and print shop. 

Those imaginations can run wild as they imagine the sights, sounds and goings on over 100 years ago in the town hall, or the police station, and even a plumbing shop!

You can explore even more historic buildings, including a bank, hotel, hospital, fire station, church, barber shop, law office, two barns, and four farm houses. Phew, that's a lot of history to uncover!

Included with your admission, you can choose to join a guided tour too, either the Main Museum Center, the Victorian-era Village, or both!

With fun events throughout the year too, history really can come back to life at Midway Village Museum, so let's get exploring kids, there is a lot of history to uncover!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $7

Children: $5 (Ages 3 to 17)

Discount: Free for museum members, and on select Donation Days across the year

Free Under: 2 years


When can we go?

May to August: 10am - 4pm Tuesdays to Fridays, 10:30am - 4pm weekends (Rest of year: same times but just closed Sundays too)

Closed major holidays, plus Mondays from May to August, and Sundays & Mondays rest of year


Any top tips?

The tours are free, and leave at select times from the General Store. You won't be able to fit all the buildings in during the hour, so tell the guide anything that has particular interest of you!

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