Tinker Swiss Cottage

 Tinker Swiss Cottage Historical Home Museum 
 411 Kent Street  Phone: 815 / 964-2424
 Rockford   IL  61101  Fax: 815 / 968-0164 
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 Website: http://www.tinkercottage.com 
1865 Swiss-style home listed on the National Register

Highlights:Built by Rockford businessman Robert Hall Tinker. Victorian 1865 Swiss-style home listed on the National Register. Overlooks Kent Creek. Parquet floors, detailed woodwork, murals, the Tinker family's original furnishings, belongings, including diaries and personal letters. Museum store in replica of original barn. Restoration of Victorian gardens and reconstruction of the suspension bridge over Kent Creek is under way.
Admission: Fee charged
Hours:Tuesday-Sunday with guided tours at 1, 2 and 3pm; Also Group tours

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