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The Great War: World War I - Military Reenactment

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  • Location
    Midway Village Museum
    6799 Guilford Rd.
    Rockford, IL 61107
  • Phone
    (815) 397-9112
  • Date
    April 4, 2020 - April 5, 2020
  • Recurrence
    Recurring daily
  • Time
    Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Price
    $14 adult | $8 child (3-17) | infants (0-2) and museum members free
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Additional Information

Midway Village Museum hosts the 7th Annual The Great War, a World War I military reenactment featuring more than 225 reenactors portraying soldiers and civilians from the United States and Europe in the museum’s historic village. Visitors engage in this unique historic, immersive experience with the opportunity to enter encampments, tour a reproduction 150-yard trench system, and watch large-scale narrated battle reenactments.

• World War I tanks, including a replica of the FT-17 French tank
• Large scale World War I model airplane displays and flying demonstrations
• Explore the exclusive replica of a Trench Train, known as a Tin Turtle
• Elaborate displays of World War I weapons, equipment, and artifacts
• Cavalry units
• Lectures throughout the day by military experts
• Salvation Army Donut Lassies demonstrations
• Live musical performers with songs from the 1910s
• Militaria sales vendors with real and replicated WWI equipment, clothing, books and artifacts
• Purchase refreshments, beverages and food by local vendors.
• Vet Tank available for individuals with limited mobility. Call the museum to make a reservation at 815-397-9112.

Admission excludes the silent film showing on Saturday evening.

Purchase admission for the World War I military re-enactment online, at the Museum Gift Store, or the days of the event at the admission gates.

Subarea:Rockford Northeast

Midway Village Museum - 6799 Guilford Rd., Rockford, IL 61107 - From I-90 and E. State St. (U.S. Business 20): Go west on E. State to Perryville Rd. Turn right (north) on Perryville to Guilford Rd. (about 1 mile). Turn left (west) on Guilford Rd. to museum entrance on south side of street. From the south: I-39 to I-90 (north, toward Wisconsin) and proceed as above. From IL 251 or IL 2 and Business U.S. 20: Go east on Business 20 to Mulford Rd. Turn left (north) on Mulford to Guilford and turn right (east). Look for the signature Millhouse by the entrance gate.

The Great War: World War I - Military Reenactment
  • April 4, 2020 - April 5, 2020
  • Midway Village Museum
  • $14 adult | $8 child (3-17) | infants (0-2) and museum members free
  • Recurring daily