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Heritage Farm Museum

7993 River Rd, Byron, IL 61010

Historic Sites

The Heritage Farm Museum is part of the Byron Forest Preserve District and includes a collection of 5 farm buildings that have been restored to demonstrate what early farm life was about. Open daily Apr. 1 – Oct. 31 - Monday-Friday 8am - 4:30pm/Saturday 10am - 6pm/Sunday 2-6pm.

In 1843, Charlie Wilbur and his family came from New York and settled across the river from Byron, Illinois. The farm, which is now called Heritage Farm, remained in the Wilbur family for five generations. The Byron Forest Preserve has restored the farm buildings so that future generations can discover what early country life was all about. You can enjoy a free self-guided tour through the grout house. Take a peek in the barns at the local “residents” and walk around the grounds to see the live chickens. Admission is free but a small fee may be charged for guided tours.

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