Cyrus McCormick Farm

31 Mar
Cyrus McCormick

Cyrus McCormick

Who was Cyrus McCormick?

“Cyrus Hall McCormick invented the first successful reaper and founded the harvesting machine industry.  In July 1831, at 22 years of age, McCormick first demonstrated his invention publicly.  This, the world’s first successful mechanical reaper, opened a new era in agriculture, an age of mechanization that changed life on the farm, altered American advertizing, and made it possible for millions of people to leave the land and enter an industrial society.”

Located in Steele’s Tavern, the McCormick Farm is conveniently located off I-81 exit 205.  The park is open daily from 8:30am – 5pm and admission is free.  There are picnic tables on site and plenty of room for the kids to run.  They will particularly enjoy seeing the real working grist mill.

The Farm features a grist mill dating back to the 1800’s, blacksmith shop and museum, school room, smoke house and other items of interest from the period.

Grist Mill at the McCormick Farm

Grist Mill at the McCormick Farm

Blacksmith shop and museum

Blacksmith shop and museum

Map of McCormick Farm

Map of McCormick Farm

Duck pond at the McCormick Farm

Duck pond at the McCormick Farm

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One Response to “Cyrus McCormick Farm”

  1. hahah May 11, 2010 at 6:04 pm #

    i need to know exactly where he lived

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