Visitor Information

Midway Village Museum


Museum Center, Mill House, Old Dolls' House and Museum Gift Store

Wed - Sun: 10 am - 4 pm
Mon & Tues: Closed

Guided Tours of the Victorian Village have been extended through October 31st.

Victorian Village Season Extended Through October 31st!

One-Hour Guided Walking Tours from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Village OpeningRanked by visitors to Northern Illinois as a top attraction, Midway Village Museum is an authentic experience combining history, heritage and the exhibition of artifacts to create an unforgettable, educational visitor experience. Visitors explore life and culture during the late 19th Century in Northern Illinois. The Victorian Village is a living history experience representing 1890 – 1910. Visitors engage and immerse themselves in life as it was in the early part of the 1900s during a one-hour walking tour. Costumed history interpreters in period clothing walk you through the 13-acre Victorian Village visiting many of the 26 historic buildings representing life in Northern Illinois. The Main Museum Center exhibits are part of your admissions.

Midway Village Museum staff and all visitors to the museum campus are required at this time to follow all State of Illinois mandates for social distancing.

Currently, each tour will consist of 9 visitors and a living history interpreter for safe social distancing practices. Visitors enter the Main Museum Center for the Museum Gift Shop and to purchase admission tickets.

If you are a Midway Village Museum Member the tours are free as part of your membership. Please, call ahead to make a reservation so we can accommodate you and your guest(s) by speaking with a Front Desk representative at 815-397-9112.

To purchase your ticket(s), click here or call to speak to a Front Desk representative during regular business hours.

Any visitor without reservations including public guests and museum members should register at the Front Desk with a cashless point of sale system, on a first come, first served basis, with a possibility of a wait until the next hourly tour is available. Tours are at 11 am, Noon, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. The Victorian Village closes at 4 pm to all visitors.

Following your ticket purchase, museum guests will meet at Gate B. At the beginning of the hour, a history interpreter will greet you. Thank you for your interest in Midway Village Museum.


Clean Hands PledgeOur Clean Hands Pledge & Social Distancing

In addition to following all State of Illinois and local government mandates, Midway Village Museum is also taking part in a community-wide initiative entitled, "Clean Hands," to help protect our staff and visitors against Covid-19. As a result, in the best interests of safety of all concerned: tour group sizes are currently limited to 9 visitors; all visitors must wear masks and practice social distancing while on the museum grounds; hand sanitizer is available for visitors to use; all museum staff is undergoing daily temperature and wellness checks; and history interpreter guides are wearing masks and gloves.


$8 Adults
$6 Children (ages 5-17)
Infants ages (0-2)

For questions, please call 815-397-9112 or