Midway Village Museum will open its Victorian Village and Main Museum Center for people to enjoy the museum, its campus and learn about Rockford’s past. The museum is opening its doors for visitors to come and enjoy a free two-hour guided experience in both the Victorian Village and Main Museum Center. Visitors will enjoy a seasonal guided tour and walk through the permanent exhibits inside the Main Museum Center, with an Interpreter in period costume discussing a variety of aspects of Rockford history including life during the years between 1890 to 1910. A history Interpreter will guide the entire two-hour tour.
The Victorian Village and Main Museum Center tour will last two hours and begin at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. and are on a first come, first served basis. Tours begin in the Main Museum Center Lobby.
The last tour begins at 2 p.m. There are only 10 tickets available for each tour time to accommodate for social distancing due to COVID-19 at this time.
You must make a reservation to visit the museum during these free days. To make reservations, visit https://tinyurl.com/freetourweekendsatMidway or call to speak to a Front Desk representative during regular business hours at 815-397-9112. Museum members interested in these tours should also make a reservation by going online or calling the museum’s Front Desk to speak to a museum representative.
Walk-in visitors will be served on a first come, first served basis, with the possibility of a wait until the next tour is available.
Visitors should dress for the weather and wear walking shoes for these tours as part of the tour is outside. Tours are planned with social distancing guidelines and everyone on the museum campus must wear a mask.
In addition to a guided tour of the Victorian Village, visitors will learn stories about Rockford history inside the Main Museum Center and view many artifacts related to Rockford’s past including the Many Faces, One Community exhibit. Visitors will receive an activity and treat for each child to take home.