John Deere Historic Site

      The company John Deere founded has a presence around the world, but it all started right here in Grand Detour, Illinois. When you step foot on these 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. Dixon, IL 61021
Phone: 815-652-4551
Hours: March - December
Monday through Saturday from 9am - 5pm
Sunday Noon to 4pm