Welcome to the Froelich Tractor & 1890s Village Museum!
HOURS: Sundays 11am- 5pm, Mon, Thurs, Fri & Saturdays 10am- 5pm. There is an admission fee. Large groups call to schedule.
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.