John Deere Historic Site

The company John Deere founded has a presence around the world, but it all started just a few minutes south of Oregon in Grand Detour, Illinois. When you step foot on the grounds, it will feel like taking a step back in time. Hear the floorboards creak as you walk inside John Deere’s home. Take in the beauty of the picturesque landscape. And feel the heat of fired steel inside a working blacksmith shop. Whether you’re a school group, a John Deere fan or a history buff, it’s an experience you just can’t miss.


8334 S. Clinton St., Grand Detour, Dixon, IL 61021


(815) 652-4551


Open May - October
Wednesday - Sunday 9 a.m.-5p.m.
Closed Monday and Tuesday

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