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In October 2014, the Hancock Historical Museum’s Historic Barn Tour was awarded the Ohio State Historic Preservation Office’s Public Education & Awareness Award for preservation excellence. Ohio History Connection CEO, Burt Logan, has recognized the Historic Barn Tour as a “model program for the state.” In 2018, the Historic Barn Tour was honored to be a recipient of the Scenic Ohio Award. The annual Scenic Awards program recognizes and honors Ohio’s scenic places as well as the organizations and agencies making contributions to the improvement, conservation and preservation of our scenic resources. Now on a biennial schedule, we are proud to present the 2019 Historic Barn Tour!
The self-guided tour will feature five historic barns in the Mt. Blanchard area of Hancock County, dating from the 1840s to the early 1900s. Each barn tells a unique story about the farm on which it sits, and the families who have owned it. In addition to learning more about these impressive structures, guests to the tour will enjoy a wide array of activities, including antique machinery and blacksmithing demonstrations, local food vendors, timber-framing and hewing demonstrations, and live music with the classic country band, East of Cheyenne and the Dulcimer Gatherin’. Learn about the history of these unique structures while enjoying the sights, tastes, and sounds of our county’s legacy.
Pre-sale tickets will be available in August at the Hancock Historical Museum and sponsor locations. You can also purchase tickets online. Tickets will also be available at any of the barns on the day of the tour for $10 for members, $15 nonmembers. Children 16 and under are free.
Join us for Breakfast in the Barn, to kick off our 2019 Historic Barn Tour which sold out in 2017! Enjoy a home cooked breakfast and music on the farm from 7-10 am September 14th. Tickets sold separately.