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The 2021 DeKalb County Barn Tour will be in Sandwich Township, located in the southeast corner of 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.
2021 Barn Tour

2021 Barn Tour Locations

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 eight locations. Be aware that this is an outdoor activity that may involve walking on uneven ground. 


Admission is $25 per vehicle (buses extra) (museum members receive a $5 discount).



When is it?

Saturday, August 14, 2021, 9am-4pm


Are there directions?

Somonauk and Sandwich Township are located in the most southeastern portion of DeKalb County, IL.  IL Route 34 runs east/west through the south end of the township. The city of Sycamore is approximately 22 miles north via Somonauk & Perry Rd.   The town of Waterman is 10 miles northwest of the township via IL 23.


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.

Additional directions to starting point at Barn # 1 (.pdf)

Special thanks to our sponsors!

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