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Veterans Memorial Hall

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Dedicated in 1903 in ceremonies that included a speech by Teddy Roosevelt, Memorial Hall is a tribute to Rockford citizens who have served in the Armed Forces. Large wall plaques list names of fallen veterans, and cases in the main lobby, side rooms and the lower level display Armed Services artifacts including memories of the Civil War, the World Wars and Camp Grant. The renovated second floor auditorium is used by cultural groups for shows and presentations and is accessible via the elevator.

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General
  • Admission: Open to the public free of charge
  • Directions: From I-90 and E. State St. (US Business 20): west 6.5 miles on Business 20, which becomes one-way as Jefferson St., to Wyman (first street after the bridge over Rock River). Turn left (south) on Wyman to Mulberry. From I-39: west on US 20 Bypass to IL 2 (S. Main). Go north on IL 2 to the downtown area. Park in lots at Wyman and Mulberry or along the Rock River behind the Rockford Public Library across Wyman. Entrances to Memorial Hall are on Wyman and on N. Main. Free parking in the lot on the south side at Mulberry and Wyman.
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm - Guided tours and weekend visits available by appointment
Attraction Amenities
  • Parking - Free:
  • Public Restroom:
Rates & Reservations
  • Admission Free:
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  • ADA Approved:
  • Brief History/ Description: Veterans Memorial Hall was constructed in the Greek revival and classical building style at the request of the citizens of Winnebago County to honor area veterans. Today, just as when it was dedicated by President Theodore Roosevelt on June 3rd, 1903, Veterans Memorial Hall stands to honor all veterans. It has rental space available and is a great place to hold your event. The hall is visually appealing and intellectually stimulating with artifacts from various wars and campaigns on display.
  • Food & Beverage - Outside Catering Allowed:
  • Food & Beverage - Preferred Caterer Required:
  • Parking - Fee:
  • Parking - Free:
  • Parking - Motorcoach / Trailer:
  • Tables and Chairs Available:
  • WiFi Available:
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Description Meeting rooms may be reserved by groups and organizations up to six months in advance on a first-come, first-serve basis within the priorities listed below. A Memorial Hall Rental Release is required for all rentals. Veteran's organizations and Memorial Hall's related activities will continue to have first preference for use of the facility with a 30-DAY NOTICE PREFERRED. Veterans may reserve the lower level meeting space on a regular basis (e.g. 1st Tuesday of the month). Veterans groups shall not be charged a fee for the rentals of meeting rooms, nor for the use of the auditorium. Security fees do not apply unless the Building Manager deems additional security is needed, and then a fee may be assessed. Other groups may use meeting space as available and appropriate. Rates will include all standard security, and opening/closing costs. Events which require security and exceed four hours will be assessed an additional security fee per hour.
  • Total Sq. Ft. 5000
  • Number of Rooms 3
Lincoln Lyceum
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2500
  • Width: 60
  • Length: 50
  • Height: 24
  • Booth Capacity: 450
  • Theater Capacity: 250
  • Classroom Capacity: 200
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 200
Library
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 900
  • Width: 28
  • Length: 40
  • Height: 12
  • Booth Capacity: 75
  • Theater Capacity: 75
  • Classroom Capacity: 75
  • Banquet Capacity: 50
  • Reception Capacity: 50
Conference Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 625
  • Width: 25
  • Length: 25
  • Height: 8
  • Booth Capacity: 50
  • Theater Capacity: 50
  • Classroom Capacity: 50