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World War II Days

  • Presented By
  • Location
    Midway Village Museum
    6799 Guilford Rd.
    Rockford, IL 61107
  • Phone
    (815) 397-9112
  • Date
    September 22, 2018 - September 23, 2018
  • Recurrence
    Recurring daily
  • Time
    Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm | Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Price
    $14 adults | $12 Vets & Active Duty Military Personnel (World War II Vets Free) | $8 children (3-17 yrs) | Free for infants (0-2 Yrs) and museum members
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Additional Information

World War II Days at Midway Village Museum, the largest World War II era re-enactment in the United States, includes elaborate and realistic battles complete with tanks, artillery, armored vehicles, and exciting pyrotechnic displays.

- Over 60 Authentic Military Vehicles
- Over 1,200 Reenactors
- Battles with Pyrotechnics
- Skirmishes, Demos & Displays
- Militaria Sales Vendors from around the Midwest
- Tour General Patton’s Command Center
- Affordable Local Food Vendors

Maps of the event site will be available when visitors arrive showcasing the battlefield and the various encampments and attractions. The event is rain or shine.

Visitors at the special event engage in elaborate 1940s displays in historical buildings on the museum’s 148-acre campus acting as the back drop of a European village during World War II. Encampments of Allied and Axis troops in the Midway Village woods and realistic skirmishes are integrated in the historic village.

Behind The Lines - Friday, September 21 -  5 pm – 8 pm - 
This year’s Friday evening visitor experience at World War II Days will include an up-close preview of the special event and is always a popular part of the weekend’s activities. Watch for exciting details about new features.

Transportation for Visitors with Special Needs - Golf cart shuttles transport visitors from the parking lots and within the event. Please, do not bring personal golf carts.

Admissions tickets can be purchased at the event gates, online or by phone at 815-397-9112. 

Parking - $2 parking fee per car for non-members

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.

World War II Days
  • September 22, 2018 - September 23, 2018
  • Midway Village Museum
  • $14 adults | $12 Vets & Active Duty Military Personnel (World War II Vets Free) | $8 children (3-17 yrs) | Free for infants (0-2 Yrs) and museum members
  • Recurring daily