Visitor Information

Hours and Admission

Midway Village Museum

6799 Guilford Road
Rockford, Illinois 61107

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Hours and Admission

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 Dolls’ House and Museum Store.

Open September - April:

Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm
Saturday 10:30 am – 4 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

The Victorian Village is open seasonally from May – August and is currently closed.

The Main Museum Center is open year round during the above hours and days with the following exceptions (in 2019):

Holidays (Museum Closed)

News Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1

Easter Sunday, April 21

Wednesday, November 27
(day before Thanksgiving)
the museum closes at Noon

Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov 28

Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24

Christmas Day, Wednesdayday, December 25

Village Hours

Thursday – Sunday
11 am – 4 pm (May)
Tuesday – Sunday
11 am – 4 pm (June thru August)
Closed Monday

Village open by appointment only September through April. The last tour of the day begins at 3 pm.

General Admission

Admission cost varies on Special Event days.

Adults: $7
Children 3 to 17: $5
Infants 0 to 2: Free
Museum Members are always free!

Midway Village Museum 2019 Free/Donation Days*

January, 2019

Tuesdays, 8, 15, 22, 29

Thursdays, 10, 17, 24, 31


Thursdays, 7, 14, 21, 28


Thursdays, 7, 14, 21, 28


Thursdays, 4, 11, 18, 25


Thursdays, 9 and 23

Saturday, 4 (Village Opening Day)


Thursdays, 6 and 20


Thursdays, 11 and 25


Thursdays, 8 and 22


Thursdays, 5, 12, 19, 26


Thursdays, 3, 10, 17, 24, 31


Tuesdays, 5, 12, 19, 26

Thursdays, 7, 14, 21


Tuesdays, 3, 10, 17

Thursdays, 5, 12, 19

* Free/Donation Days is for State of Illinois residents only.

From 9am to sunset, when there are no public or private events scheduled guests are encouraged to use of the public park areas of Midway Village Museum which are the areas near Lake Severin and the Millhouse. When museum special events or private rentals are scheduled the public is directed to gather for their use on the far north side of the Millhouse nearest to Guilford Road. Guests should park in the Rec Path parking lot. There is no fee charged. Guests wanting to take a tour or group photos inside the Victorian Village may do so during regular operating hours with paid admissions for all guests in your group. The Victorian Village is open seasonally May through August. See hours listed above. Further questions? Call 815-397-9112, ext. 114. Thank you.

There are no ATMs available on the museum campus. No Pets are allowed on the museum grounds.

Only On-Duty Service Dogs Allowed. Also no Drone Photography is permitted. Alcohol and weapons of any kind are not permitted inside the event. For your security belongings will be subject to inspection.

Accessible Wheelchair for Use

Call 815-397-9112 for information on an accessible wheelchair and to make a reservation for use during your visit.

The Midway Village Campus is Now Smoke Free

Midway Village Museum is an entirely smoke free campus beginning Thursday, June 1, 2017. The museum must abide by the Rockford Park District Code of Ordinances to ban smoking entirely from its facilities and parks. Midway Village Museum is property owned by the Rockford Park District, therefore is forced to follow the Park District’s rulings. The smoking ban makes the entire museum campus, including its Victorian Village and buildings, the Main Museum Center, open park spaces, and parking lots all smoke free areas in accordance with the smoking ban. Midway Village Museum must abide by all Code of Ordinances of the Rockford Park District but does not vote on these codes. The Rockford Park District Park Police will be enforcing the smoking ban on the museum campus.

If you have further questions or need to contact the Rockford Park District, call 815-987-8800. To learn more about the smoking ordinance, you may also visit the Rockford Park District website link: