Walnut Grove - McCormick Family Homestead
McCormick Homestead Walnut Grove plaque
Schoolhouse and Housekeeper's quarters a second view of the house
Site of the ice house behind the house Carriage house
The house can be seen up on the hill from the mill and blacksmith shop (left).
Above is the plaque given to Cyrus McCormick, marking Walnut Grove as a
National Landmark--the location where the mechanical reaper was invented.
The Blacksmith Shop (left) has been converted into a museum housing a model of a mechanical reaper (right).
The Blacksmith Shop (left) displays old farm equipment, smithing tools (center) and the fire hearth (right) which the McCormicks used to weld and fashion their equipment.
The mill was used to grind grain for the farm and is open to view the large cog wheels (right) at work.
Blacksmith Shop and Grist Mill