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The 2024 DeKalb County Barn Tour will be located in the Cortland Township, located in  DeKalb County.  The tour includes several barns of various architectural styles. Come take a tour and explore the unique history behind each of these farms. 

Scroll down for more information on the barns and the tour itself, including locations, dates, times, and tickets.
2024 Barn Tour

2024 Barn Tour Locations

Barn #1 
Johnson Barn

11504 Keslinger Road
DeKalb, IL 60115

Barn #2 
The Quigley Barn

15078 Gurler Road
DeKalb, IL 60115

Barn #3
The Theis Barn

16355 Keslinger Road
Maple Park, IL 60151

Barn #4 
The Dayton Barn

17208 Perry Road
Maple Park, IL 60151

Barn #5
Dandy Don's Barn

14253 McGirr Road
Hinckley, IL 60520

Barn #6
Emma's Carriage House

13579 Howison Road
DeKalb, IL 60115

What is it?

The DeKalb County Barn Tour is a one-day driving tour of barn sites within DeKalb County hosted by the DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association, Inc. and the JF Glidden Homestead & Historical Center. Participants will receive a map and guide book containing hand-drawn sketches of each barn as well as the barn's history, style and use. For an additional price, five-year anniversary books will be available. Participants drive to each location in any order for a tour of the barn(s). Purchase your event ticket at any of the different barn locations. Be aware that this is an outdoor activity that may involve walking on uneven ground. 

Admission is $40 per vehicle (buses extra).



When is it?

Saturday, August 10, 2024, 9am-4pm


Are there directions?

Driving directions and barn site addresses are listed below.

How do I volunteer?


In order to make this Barn Tour as successful as those in years past, we need your help. There are a variety of opportunities available to all who want to help. Training is provided and schedules are flexible. Click here for more information on being a Barn Tour volunteer.

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