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Midway Village Museum

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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.


Meeting Amenities
  • 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.
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  • Handicap Accessibility:
  • Parking - Free:
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  • Tour Guide Available (Fee):
  • Tour Guide Available (Free):
  • 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