Barn Tours


NEW: Michigan Thumb Barn TourA self-driving, anytime tour with the Map-N-Tour app as your guide. 

2020 – Fall Color Tour in Michigan’s Thumb with Map-N-Tour app

2019 – Spring Barn Tour in Washtenaw County

2018 – Spring Barn Tour in Mid-Michigan  – Clinton and Ionia Counties


Barn Tours – A MBPN Tradition

Want to travel the countryside and see Michigan barns up close? Join up with the Michigan Barn Preservation Network for a day of touring with fellow barn enthusiasts and visit with owners at the featured sites.

You’ll learn about barn styles and architecture, timber framing and other traditional construction methods as we explore the current use of old barns and the potential for saving or repurposing old structures.

And if you are wondering how to fix up your barn, you can get plenty of ideas on our barn tours. Many old barns have the same problem areas and you can talk to builders, preservationists and barn owners who have solved these problems.

MBPN membership gives you priority registration for barn bus tours.

2019 Spring Barn Tour in Washtenaw County. (Photo by Jason Miller)