Museums bring history alive, like a skeleton found underneath your house. Dig up the past with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $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.
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
“Awesome craftsmanship! The guide did a wonderful job bringing the place to life. Highly recommend.”
411 Kent St.
Rockford, Illinois 61102