Barn Tours

Anytime: Michigan Thumb Barn TourA self-driving tour with the Map-N-Tour app as your guide. 
Sept. 18 – Annual Romeo Barn Tour

The Romeo Historical Society in N. Macomb County presents the 2021 Barn Tour from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, Sept. 18. The self-guided tour covers 8 sites with over 13 barns. Tickets and map are available the day of the tour in front of the Romeo Community School Administration Building at 316 N. Main St.

Sept. 25 – Barn Tour in Lapeer County

Hadley Homestead Harvest Day on Saturday, Sept. 25 features a self-guided barn tour of six sites from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm, starting at the Hadley Mill Museum (3633 S. Hadley Rd., Hadley, MI 48440).


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.

2021 – Hadley Farm Hop (Self-driving tour on Sept. 25 hosted by Hadley Historical Society)

2020 – Fall Color Tour in Michigan’s Thumb (Self-driving with Map-N-Tour app)

2019 – Spring Barn Tour in Washtenaw County (Ann Arbor-based bus tour)

2018 – Spring Barn Tour in Mid-Michigan  (Bus tour in Clinton and Ionia Counties)

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