Welcome to Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum
Upcoming Paranormal Tour
Tinker's annual month of paranormal tours is kicking off with a great tour on September 26. Each paranormal tour begins with an hour lecture by a paranormal investigator from the area, followed by a night time tour of the Cottage.
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Feel the Life of Hawaii
May 20– December 14
Robert Hall Tinker was born in the Hawaiian Islands on December 31, 1836 to Reuben and Mary Throop Wood Tinker. The Tinker family moved to the Hawaiian Islands in the 1830s to become missionaries. Many early missionaries knew that they would probably never return home and devoted their lives to saving the souls of natives. While there, the family was involved in many religious, ceremonial, and practical movements by both the Board of Foreign Missions and the native Hawaiians. When Robert Tinker was 10 years old, his father decided that it was growing harder to provide a good Christian upbringing to his growing nest and to continue with his missionary work. The family left the islands and returned to America with many artifacts, and unique experiences gained from their time on the islands.
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Guided Tours are required for entrance into the museum:
1:00pm AND 3:00pm
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Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens
411 Kent Street
Rockford, IL 61102