Welcome to the Froelich Tractor & 1890s Village Museum!
THE FROELICH 1890s VILLAGE MUSEUM SITE Hwy 18 is OPEN for travel again 8/31/2023! FALL HOURS FOR THE 2023 TOUR SEASON: SEPTEMBER 1-24th(Closed Tues & Wed's.) Open Mon, Thurs, Frid, & Sat: 10AM-5PM and Sundays: noon-5PM
SPECIAL HOURS DURING FROELICH'S FALL-DER-ALL weekend SAT, SEPT 23 open 9am-5pm Museum tours start 9:30am-5pm SUN, SEPT 24 open 8am-3:30pm Museum tours start 9am-3:30pm
AFTER Sept 24th we are closed during the week, but OPEN on WEEKENDS ONLY: Sept 30-Oct 1st, Oct 7-8th, Oct 14-15th, 2023 SATURDAYS 10am-5pm/ SUNDAYS Noon-5pm October 15th is our final day open for 2023. 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: email@example.com
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.