Barn Tours

Lexington and Money Creek Townships

Recent barn tours
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Lexington and Money Creek Townships

In mid-September Barn Keepers sponsored a day roaming the lovely McLean County countryside when people could get a close look at some fabulous barns and farmsteads in Lexington and Money Creek townships. This year offered some of the finest barns and most beautiful farms in all Central Illinois!

Tickets were $20 per carload, with a $5 discount for members of Barn Keepers. Tour sites were open until 4:00 p.m.

Registration fees included a tour booklet chock full of information, from the histories of each barn on the tour to specially highlighted local sites of interest. In addition to barns, other tour stops included the Patton Cabin in Lexington, the oldest surviving structure in McLean County, and Anvil Brand, a Lexington business that has been manufacturing horseshoes and hoof care products since 1978.

The booklet featured a map indicating the location of each tour stop or highlight. After visiting the welcome center, tourists chose their own routes.

The annual Barn Tour offered the wonderful experience of visiting working Corn Belt farms and getting up close and personal with barns that date to the long-gone era when horses were still vital to local agriculture. And all the fresh air came at no extra charge!

Past Barn Tours

  • Bellflower Township / Sept. 8, 2018
  • Hudson Township / Sept. 9, 2017
  • Allin Township / Sept. 10, 2016
  • Chenoa Township / Sept. 12, 2015
  • Yates Township / Sept. 13, 2014
  • Cheney’s Grove Township / Sept. 14, 2013
  • Old Town Township / Sept. 8, 2012
  • Dawson Township / Sept. 10, 2011
  • Randolph and southern Bloomington townships / Sept. 11, 2010
  • Funks Grove Township / Sept. 12, 2009
  • Towanda area / Sept. 13, 2008
  • Gridley Township / Sept. 8, 2007
  • Danvers area / Sept. 16, 2006