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Farm and Tractor Museums

Sadly, there are not as many farming and tractor museums around the country as one might hope. But there are a few. We have put together a partial directory (below).
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The best way to see cool and vintage tractors and other farm equipment is to attend an event. This is a popular subject, especially in parts of the country where farming is big. One very cool event is Antique Farming Days at the Cobler Farm in Ottumwa, Iowa. This 7th generation farming family opens up their farm one day a year to show visitors how the old machinery did its work. They don't have a web site, but we found a link to a video worth watching produced by Iowa Public Television:

The only trouble with events is that you have to be in the right place on the right day. That is why we are working on a directory of farming museums that are open most of the year. It is a work in progress, and we welcome any suggestions from readers.

As far as events, Farm Collector Magazine publishes an annual directory of events. Farm Collector Magazine is a thousand times more informative and authoritative than this small web site.

It should be pointed out that Great American does not pretend to be an authoritative or complete source of information. Our site is a brief introduction to the subject of farming as seen through tractors and just one piece of the larger story of our American heritage that we call
American Tribute Online.
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Farm Collector Magazine's 2019 show directory. This would be a good investment for you.
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Antique Powerland
Powerland Heritage Park
Home of the Great Oregon Steam-Up
Formerly the”Oregon John Deere Museum Foundation”
Today, Powerland Heritage Park encompasses an impressive campus of museums dedicated to preserving Oregon’s rich agricultural heritage. Each of these museums is an independent partner operated and maintained by loyal, dedicated volunteers. The museum partners raise the funds to build their museums and sustain their operations.”
Blacksmith Shop
3995 Brooklake Road NE
Brooks, OR 97303

Associate Museums, etc. at Powerland Heritage Park

Antique Caterpillar Machinery Museum
Powerland Heritage Park, Brooks, Oregon

Antique Implement Society
Powerland Heritage Park, Brooks, Oregon

Branch 15 Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Associaton
Powerland Heritage Park, Brooks, Or

Brooks Historical Society at the Brooks Depot Museum

Central Washington Agricultural Museum
4508 Main Street, Union Gap, WA 98903
“more than 150 antique tractors, over 1,000 pieces of historic machinery and acres of exhibits that showcase life on the farm over the past 100 years”

King Agriculture Museum
“Over 70 antique tractors, and antique agricultural equipment
Centralia, WA

Eastern Washington Agricultural Museum
Garfield County Fairgrounds, Pomeroy, WA 99347
Phone: 509-843-1723
Extensive collection of tractors and antique farm equipment

North Spokane Farm Museum
6223 W. Ridgeway Road
Deer Park, WA 99006
“a teach and touch museum which displays farm machinery and farm atrifacts from 1850-1950”

California Agriculture Museum
1962 Hays Lane, Woodland, CA 95776
Heidrick Tractor Collection
“The Heidrick Ag History Center is a Museum dedicated to enhancing people’s understanding and appreciation of California’s rich cultural heritage through the presentation of its collection and rotating exhibits.  The Museum’s core collection was established by Fred Heidrick Senior and consists of rare examples of tractors, harvesters, trucks, autos, horse-drawn implements and other artifacts that tell the California story.”

Also a collection of busses from the early 1900’s

Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum
southeastern California

International Agri-Center
Tulare, CA

Cloud Museum
1398 York Road, Bard, CA 92283
10 miles north of Yuma, AZ

Pioneer Living History Museum 1863-1912
3901 W. Pioneer Road, Phoenix, AZ 85086

Tigges Farm
Greely, Colorado 80631

Agricultural Heritage Center
Longmont, CO

Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum

Fort Collins, CO

MacGregor Ranch

Larimer, CO


The Agricultural Heritage Museum

102 City Park Road, Boerne, Texas 78006

Colin County Farmn Museum
7117 Co Rd 166, McKinney TX 75071

Museum of Agriculture
Lubbock, Texas 79403
South Plains Antique Tractor Association

Hale County Farm and Ranch Museum
Hale Center, Texas 79041
The museum is housed in a restored 1911 Santa Fe Depot, 1907 farmhouse, and various other buildings. Exhibits feature artifacts relating to the early days of railroading, farming, and ranching in Texas. Collections include restored antique tractors, vintage farm equipment, and pedal cars.”

Texas Cotton Gin Museum
307 North Main Street, Burton, TX 77835

Elk City Farm and Ranch Museum
Western Oklahoma Historical Society
Elk City Oklahoma
Windmill collection, early farming tools, antique tractors
also at the same location: National Route 66 Museum, Old Town Museum, National Transportation Museum, Blacksmith Museum

Pfeiffer Museum
Stillwater, OK 74076
“The Pfeiffer Museum in Stillwater displays a variety of local antique trucks, tractors and other farm machinery and equipment. Displays are static and featured outdoor and indoor.”

Har-Ber Village Museum
Grove, Oklahoma

Linbrook Heritage Estate
5507 Snyder Country Road, Trinity, NC 2330
Phone: 336-861-6959
“Linbrook Heritage Estate is home to the Neal Agricultural and Industrial Museum, which displays a collection of rare tractors and industrial equipment. The museum houses twenty-two fully restored John Deere® tractors, a large collection of John Deere® memorabilia, a restored 1926 return-tube boiler from the P&P Chair Company in Asheboro, a 19th century steam engine, antique electrical apparatus, and a rare Otto-Langen engine. All tractors and equipment displayed at the museum have been restored, both mechanically and aesthetically, and are periodically operated in demonstrations held on Linbrook Heritage Estate.”

Historian, Wilbur Tyndall has collected John Deere, Massey, and other tractors over the years. He exhibits these and other farm implements, some of which date from the early 1900s, in his museum. Included in the exhibits are advertisements, signs, agriculture and rural life memorabilia, and local history artifacts from the Pink Hill area. The family’s 1840 farm house and the Stephen H. Davenport General Store are also available to tour.
Wilbur A. Tyndall Tractor Museum is located at 406 North Front Street in Pink Hill. For information or to schedule at tour, contact Mr. Wilbur A. Tyndall at (252) 568-6261.
also listed as 409 Front Street, Pink Hill, NC
hours by appointment
East of Fayetteville and RT 95