The German School, built in 1871, was used as the elementary school until 1955.
Today, the entire building is a museum. The Kinder (children's) Room houses antique toys, books, old school desks, German writings, blackboards, slates, and doll houses. The River Room holds a replica of an early pilot house, models of riverboats, river photos, instruments, and data about river boats.
The clock tower has been the recognizable symbol in the city of Hermann since the school was built. This German built clock has been running continuously since 1890.
Open April-October. Open Thursday-Tuesday. Closed Wednesdays.