Relive the experience of John Deere's 1840s blacksmith shop. Our expert blacksmith will walk you through a step-by-step process on how to forge a hand-made steel ornamental leaf.
The John Deere Historic Site, located in Grand Detour, Illinois, is where it all began. Designated as a Registered National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service, the John Deere Historic Site welcomes visitors into the Deere family home, and a working replica of the blacksmith shop where he made his first self-scouring steel plow in 1837. A museum, including a preserved archeological dig where some of John Deere’s actual equipment was unearthed, interprets John Deere’s journey from blacksmith to plow maker.
Learn more about this John Deere Historic Site: https://www.deere.com/en/connect-with-john-deere/visit-john-deere/historic-site/