Round Barn Farm


Baker-Koren Round Barn Farm is home to the historic and county-landmarked Round Barn completed by John C. Baker in 1898, constructed of wood salvaged from the 1893 Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition.

The 20-sided polygonal barn remains one of the largest round barns in Illinois. A true representation of our local heritage, Round Barn Farm was originally part of Five Mile Grove, the primary location of the first European settlement in what is now known as Manhattan. Round Barn Farm features not only the historic barn, but also natural areas including an old-growth oak grove, Jackson Creek, native plantings, and a pond. The beautiful grounds of Round Barn Farm are home to weddings, family parties, and many recreational programs and community events including Round Barn Heritage Fest, the Trick or Treat Trail, and Round Barn Winter Fest. Active recreational opportunities at Round Barn Farm include an 18-hole disc golf course, pickleball, tennis, and sand volleyball courts, a baseball field, walking paths, a playground with ADA features, and outdoor fitness equipment.

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