Our Mission:  Provide awareness, knowledge and resources to facilitate a grassroots effort to preserve the barns and agricultural history of Whiteside County.

July 12 & 13, 2014

Welcome to the 7th Annual Whiteside County Barn Tour!

    The seventh annual Whiteside County Barn tour is headed back to where we started… north of Sterling with eleven new barns to visit!  Tour-goers pay admission and get their tour book and map at the first barn site - 1963 Mound Hill Road, Dixon, Illinois.

    The route is a compact 28 miles containing a little bit of everything a barn tour should include - a variety of architectural barn styles, beef and dairy cows, horses, vegetable gardens and fresh produce, chickens and antique farm equipment.  Many of this year’s barns date back to the 1800s.

    Come to Whiteside County.  Spend a weekend in the country.  We look forward to seeing you!


New this year!  Tour participants will be able to pay their admission using a credit card.  We will charge an additional $1.00 transaction fee.  Additional books can be purchased with a credit card, too!

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Tour Hours:  Saturday, July 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Sunday, July 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Admission:  $20 per vehicle-No Advance Sales   (admission includes tour book and map)


Tour starts at the first barn site:  1963 Mound Hill Road, Dixon, Illinois. 

Mound Hill Road is in between Sterling and Dixon.  From Sterling, head east on Route 2 past Emerald Hill Golf Course.  You will turn left (north) on to Mound Hill Road.  If you pass Sauk Valley Community College, you have gone too far.

Whiteside County Farm Bureau, 100 East Knox Street, Morrison, Illinois | 815.772.2165

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