July 12, 1912: Had my good for nothing Electric which I had run not to exceed 1 ½ hrs. towed in to Philips garage #cartroubles #newtechnology #dailytinker
Filled with original furnishings, artwork, diaries, clothing and household items, the Cottage is a rich time capsule of life during the Victorian Era.
411 Kent St
Rockford Transit System stops at Winnebago Street entrance.
Open for guided tours. Tuesday - Sunday. 1pm & 3pm. Closed on Mondays Tours are $ 8 for Adults $ 7 for Seniors $ 5 for Children Children 5 & Under FREE. Accessibility: Due to the nature of the Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum, accessibility is limited. There are no ramps leading into the museum nor elevators inside the museum.
|Tuesday||13:00 - 16:30|
|Wednesday||13:00 - 16:30|
|Thursday||13:00 - 16:30|
|Friday||13:00 - 16:30|
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When Robert’s second wife Jessie Dorr Hurd Tinker passed away in 1942, she deeded the Cottage and its contents to three trustees in hopes becoming a museum, while simultaneously leaving the gardens and land surrounding it to the Rockford Park District. The Tinkers hoped to always have a park-like setting surrounding their home for visitors to enjoy. The museum has been open since 1943 and continues to work with the Rockford Park District in welcoming visitors to the Tinker Swiss Cottage and the founding location of our great city.