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Midway Village Museum - Closed until further notice

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Midway Village Museum is closed through Thursday, April 30. All special events, programs, activities, field trips, tours and other activities are now closed to the public. See below for cancelled or postponed activities/events. Any changes will be posted publicly. >/i>

Midway Village Museum is closely monitoring and preparing its operations as the COVID-19 outbreak continues in Illinois. At Midway Village Museum, our goal is to keep staff, volunteers and the public safe.

The museum campus consists of a Victorian village with 26 historical buildings filled with artifacts of the era as well as several beautiful 19th century gardens that depict life in northern Illinois from 1890 to 1910. Interpreters in authentic period dress are available seasonally for guided tours. 

The main museum building holds large group meeting rooms and exhibit space with a number of permanent exhibits reflecting Rockford's history and culture that include "The Girls of Summer: Rockford Peaches of the AAGPBL," "Queen City of the Prairies: Rockford's First 20 Years," "The Missing Links: Socks, Monkeys and Rockford's Industrial Past," and "Many Faces: One Community".

Midway Village Museum collects, preserves and interprets the history of the Rockford Region and is committed to educating and enriching the community by providing state-of-the-art exhibits, programs and events. Special events throughout the year include The Great War: World War I, Sock Monkey Madness Festival, All Hallows' Eve, and World War II Days annually.

The Victorian  Village and Main Museum Center rooms are available for wedding and business rentals.

A free recreational path is located on the property.

 

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  • Admission: General Admission January 2 – May 1 and August 31 – December 31

    Main Museum Center
    $7 Adult
    $5 Child (ages 3-17)
    Free Infant (ages 0-2)

    General Admission May 2 – August 30

    Main Museum Center & Victorian Village Tours
    $8 Adult
    $6 Child (ages 3-17)
    Free Infant (ages 0-2)
    The Victorian Village Tours are a seasonal experience. The Victorian Village is open May 2 – August 30.
    The Victorian Village is open by appointment only; and is closed for the season.
  • Directions: 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. Turn left on Guilford 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.
  • Hours: The museum’s regular hours of operations vary throughout the year. From time to time, special events are organized on the museum grounds occurring at different times than the regular hours of general admission. If you have questions, please call the museum, at 815-397-9112.

    Museum Center, Mill House, Old Doll’s House and Museum Store:
    Jan 2 – May 1
    Wednesday – Sunday 10 am to 4 pm
    The Victorian Village is open by appointment only; and is closed for the season.

    Museum Center, Mill House, Old Doll’s House and Museum Store:
    May 2 – June 3
    Tuesday – Sunday 10 am to 4 pm

    Victorian Village Tours:
    Saturday and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm. Last tour begins at 3 pm.

    Museum Center, Mill House, Old Doll’s House and Museum Store:
    June 4 – August 30
    Tuesday – Sunday 10 am to 4 pm

    Victorian Village Tours:
    Thursday – Sunday 11 am to 4 pm. Last tour begins at 3 pm.

    Museum Center, Mill House, Old Doll’s House and Museum Store:
    September 2 – December 31
    Wednesday – Sunday 10 am to 4 pm
    The Victorian Village is open by appointment only; and is closed for the season.
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  • Accepts Major Credit Cards:
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  • Alcohol - Guest may provide with insurance:
  • Brief History/Description: Midway Village provides an ideal setting for meetings and special occasions. Plan to have your family gathering, wedding and wedding reception, shower, business meeting, workshop, organizational meeting, holiday party, etc. at one of Midway Village & Museum Center's unique facilities. As part of our 137 acre museum campus, the Village includes 26 structures and gardens, representing a rural community during the era of 1890-1910.
  • Food & Beverage - Outside Catering Allowed:
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Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Number of Rooms 5
Midway Community Church
  • Banquet Capacity: 75
The Chamberlain Hotel
  • Banquet Capacity: 45
  • Reception Capacity: 45
The 1905 Barn
  • Reception Capacity: 200
The Lakeview Rooms
  • Classroom Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 225
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