Visit for Two Adults or Family of Four to Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum (Half Off)

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Museums bring history alive, like a skeleton found underneath your house. Dig up the past with this Groupon.

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  • $7 for admission for two adults (a $14 value)
  • $12 for family admission including two adults and two kids aged 6–17 (a $24 value)

The museum runs guided tours Tuesday–Sunday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Kids 5 and younger enter for free.

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum is a Victorian-era time capsule, containing within its Swiss-style architecture more than 10,000 objects representing the furniture, artwork, and clothing of the Tinker family. Between the main estate, the barn, the carriage house, and 27 acres of rolling gardens, the museum possesses enough history to attract locals, tourists, and even the producers of Syfy's Ghost Hunters, who recently filmed a segment at the house. Daily guided tours sweep through the grounds, which include a pre-Columbian Native American conical mound, as well as the site where Rockford was founded 4,000 years ago.

Reviews

The house is beautiful and well preserved and the Swiss Cottage architecture is a welcome change from the more common Victorian style.

Fried-Rice2, TripAdvisor, 9/24/11

Quite the house and history...loved it...grounds are nice...friendly staff.

transamdude, TripAdvisor, 5/28/12
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    Ethnic Village

    411 Kent St.

    Rockford, Illinois 61102

    815-964-2424

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In a Nutshell

Swiss-style cottage nested on 27 acres contains more than 10,000 Victorian-era objects owned by the Tinker family

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Must use within 3 months of purchase. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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