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Robert Tinker's Neighborhood Walking Tour

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Welcome to Robert Tinker's World! Join Tinker Swiss Cottage as we follow in the footsteps of former Rockford Mayor and Park District Commissioner, Robert Hall Tinker and his family.

​We will see the exterior of many of the homes, businesses, and public buildings that the Tinker family enjoyed visiting while they inhabited the Swiss Cottage. Along the way you will learn to recognize a number of different architectural styles and deepen your knowledge of history regarding the Forest City.

Come see southwest Rockford through the eyes of the Victorians on June 22nd from 10-11:30am!

Tours start and end at the Barn. This is an approximately 1.5-mile walking tour with some uneven ground. Please wear appropriate walking shoes to this event. A first-floor tour of the Cottage will conclude this walking tour.

Tickets are $10/non-members and $7/members.

Subarea:Check in at the Tinker barn



Check in at the Tinker Barn. The Barn is the building closest to Winnebago Street.

Robert Tinker's Neighborhood Walking Tour
  • June 22, 2024
  • Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and Gardens
  • $7/members | $10/non-members