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World War Two Days

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Sat, Sep 30 – Sun, Oct 01, 2023

6799 Guilford Road, Rockford, IL 61107

This military re-enactment is known to be the largest in the Midwest and draws thousands of visitors yearly to the Rockford region and the museum grounds.

Visitors to World War II Days engage in elaborate 1940s displays in historical buildings on the museum’s 148-acre campus, which becomes the back drop of a European village during World War II. Festivities include encampments of Allied and Axis troops in the Midway Village woods. World War II Days includes elaborate and realistic battles complete with tanks, artillery, armored vehicles, and exciting pyrotechnic displays.

Uniformed re-enactors representing soldiers from the United States, Great Britain, France, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Japan, Italy, and Germany along with vintage tanks, half-tracks and other 1940s military vehicles make this a not-to-miss special event.


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$19 Adults
$12 Children (ages 5-12)
Children (ages 0-4) are Free
Veterans and Active Duty Personnel (ID Required) - $14.00

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