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Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and Gardens

411 Kent Street
815-964-2424

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and Gardens preserves, protects and interprets Rockford's authentic history, heritage and culture to promote community and economic vitality.

TSCM is widely recognized as the site where the threads of Rockford's early history are woven together to provide a context for growth and development.

Tinker Swiss Cottage is a historic house museum located in the heart of Rockford, Illinois. The museum complex contains the historic house museum, barn, and carriage house from the Tinker family. In addition, the property is the home of the founding site of Rockford and contains a Pre-Columbian Native American conical mound.

The museum collection contains over 10,000 objects with over 99% of the collection obtained from the original objects of the occupants of the Tinker Swiss Cottage.



Reviews

Melissa May

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Monday, May 7, 2018
I learned so much history about rockford in the 1800s. I had no idea about the first mayor of rockford and all his achievements. It was also very cool how preserved the place was. It also was very cool to see how living would have been back then.

pamela helen gunchick

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Sunday, July 8, 2018
SO WHAT? ITS AN OLD HOUSE WITH ANTIQUES....... THE ANTIQUES IN MY OWN HOME ARE MUCH NICER............THIS PLACE IS A JOKE!!!!!

Joel Ramsey

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Friday, May 11, 2018
A historic preservation worthy of a trip. Excellent place to have a probable paranormal encounter.

Ann Galletta

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Very informative tour. Interesting spot with original furnishings.

Pamela Purl

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Friday, May 18, 2018
Very Beautiful Historical Place Great Tours Friendly Staff

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