Welcome to the Froelich Tractor & 1890s Village Museum!
Home to John Froelich's invention of the first gasoline tractor to propel itself forward & back in 1892
Our guided tours include:
1891 General Store and Post Office
Replicas of John Froelich's first tractor
1866 One Room School House: Froelich #5
Warehouse and Blacksmith Shop
Jim Cowell's display of half, quarter, and eighth scale Semi's
1903 Vintage Barn
History of Froelich
Come enjoy your tour of the many buildings at Froelich's 1890s Village Museum.
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.