The museum campus consists of a Victorian village with 26 historical buildings filled with artifacts of the era as well as several beautiful 19th century gardens that depict life in northern Illinois from 1890 to 1910. Interpreters in authentic period dress are available seasonally for guided tours. The main museum building holds large group meeting rooms and exhibit space with a number of permanent exhibits reflecting Rockford's history and culture that include "The Girls of Summer: Rockford Peaches of the AAGPBL," "Queen City of the Prairies: Rockford's First 20 Years," and "The Missing Links: Socks, Monkeys and Rockford's Industrial Past." Special events throughout the year include a World War II re-enactment (the largest in North America), Sock Monkey and Scarecrow Harvest Festivals, and more. Free recreational path located on property.