Welcome to the Froelich Tractor & 1890s Village Museum!
THE FROELICH 1890s VILLAGE MUSEUM SITE The Museum is closed for the 2023 Season. OPEN for the 2024 Tour Season beginning Saturday, May 11, 2024 the hours will resume as 2024: SUN 11am-5pm, 2024: Mon, Thurs, Fri & Sat 10am-5pm. Large Groups call to schedule your tour. 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.