America appears to be at a crossroads, but Iowa's stately and proud barns remain, symbols of old America. Immerse yourself in this world on the annual self-guided barn tour sponsored by the Iowa Barn Foundation Saturday, September 24, and Sunday, September 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Scroll down to see the barns.
Barns awarded restoration grants by the Iowa Barn Foundation because of their importance historically or architecturally will be on the tour.
Other important barns restored by owners can also be viewed. The Iowa Barn Foundation is an all-state, primarily all-volunteer, non-profit group that was founded in 1997 in order to preserve Iowa's rural heritage.
(For more information about the tour, please call Roxanne Mehlisch, 641-751-1406).
The following link will take you to Dropbox, to view the Barn Tour details. (You do not need an account to read the file). Click here to download the 2022 Iowa Barn Foundation Fall All-State Tour Guide
As an example, this is the Dobbin Round barn in State Center (Marshall County), currently under restoration. Photo by Dave Austin.
Note: Since conditions change, some photos may not show the current state of a particular barn.
Northwest Counties - Lyon, Oscelo, Dickinson, Emmet, Kossuth, Sioux, Obrien, Clay, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Cherokee, Buena Vista, Pocahontas, and Humboldt.
West-Central Counties - Woodbury, Ida, Sac, Calhoun, Monona, Crawford, Carroll, Harrison, Shelby, Audubon, and Guthrie.
Southwest Counties - Pottawattamie, Cass, Adair, Mills, Montgomery, Adams, Fremont, Page, and Taylor.
North-Central Counties - Winnebago, Worth, Hancock, Cerro Gordo, Wright, and Franklin.
Central Counties - Webster, Hamilton, Hardin, Greene, Boone, Story, Marshall, Dallas, Polk, and Jasper.
South-Central Counties - Madison, Warren, Marion, Union, Clarke, Lucas, Monroe, Ringgold, Decatur, Wayne, and Appanoose.
Northeast Counties - Mitchell, Howard, Winneshiek, Allamakee, Floyd, Chickasaw, Fayette, Clayton, Butler, and Bremer.
East-Central Counties - Grundy, Black Hawk, Buchanan, Delaware, Dubuque, Tama, Benton, Linn, Jones, Jackson, Poweshiek, Iowa, Johnson, Cedar, Clinton, Scott, and Muscatine.
Southeast Counties - Mahaska, Keokuk, Washington, Louisa, Wapello, Jefferson, Henry, Des Moines, Davis, Van Buren, and Lee.
Note - Since conditions change, some photos may not show the current state of a particular barn.