Welcome to the Froelich Tractor & 1890s Village Museum!
HOURS: Our Museum site is currently closed for this season as of October 11, 2021. Regular hours resume May 14, 2022. We will be fully open there on: Mon, Thur, Frid & Sat: 10am-5pm Sundays 11am-5pm There is an admission fee. Large groups call ahead to schedule. If you'd like to book the Froelich Barn Event Center please call Denise #563-880-1525. Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Home to John Froelich's invention of the first gasoline tractor to propel itself forward & back in 1892. This became the forerunner to the John Deere Tractor Company. Our guided tours include:
1891 General Store and Post Office
Replicas of John Froelich's first tractor
1866 One Room School: Froelich #5
Warehouse and Blacksmith Shop
Jim Cowell small scale Semi's
1903 Vintage Barn
History of Froelich
Come enjoy your tour of the many buildings at Froelich 1890s Village Museum. A great place to bring your entire family, kid-friendly, engaging & fun as you step back in time.
The Froelich Foundation, a nonprofit organization established in 1986, has set a goal of preserving the heritage of the Froelich, Iowa, village. It was once a thriving community that boasted of a depot, sawmill, blacksmith shop, a creamery, a post office (still in the general store), a hatchery, stockyards, ice house, barber shop, shipping warehouse and church.