John Deere Home & Site

 John Deere Home & Site Historic Site 
 8393 South Main  Phone: 815-652-4551
 Grand Detour [Dixon]    IL     County: Ogle Co  
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The John Deere Historic Site has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service, and a Historic Landmark of Agricultural Engineering by the American Society of Agricultural Engineers.

In 1837, an innovative young blacksmith named John Deere forged the first successful steel plow. Today, Deere's development is credited with opening the prairies to modern agriculture by enabling pioneer farmer to till the untamed but rich Midwestern soil into acres of fruitful farmland.

Highlights: Archaeological Site; Blacksmith's Shop; John Deere's Home; Visitor's Center; Natural Prairie.
Hours: 9am-5pm daily / April 1 to October 31 / Group tours
Admission: $3.00 for visitors age 12 and over.




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