What You Can Expect  When You Visit...

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Service Animals Only Allowed on Grounds

As part of our effort to provide a safe and healthy environment, to keep our staff, volunteers, and visitors protected while they are working or visiting our facility, we are following strict guidelines from the CDC and state authorities.


There is limited, controlled, and guided access to our buildings. Access to small buildings will not be allowed however, the building’s interiors may be viewed from porches, doors, and windows. Access to larger buildings may be limited or restricted.

Masks or face coverings are highly recommended and are required to visit inside any buildings. Masks are available for purchase at our reception area.

Six-foot social distancing guidelines are to be followed. Visitors in family groups must maintain a minimum of six feet distance from other visitors.

We ask staff and guests to avoid visiting when sick or showing signs of illness.  Visitors and staff will have the opportunity to have their forehead temperatures checked with a non-touch digital thermometer upon arrival.

We have added additional handwashing stations throughout the grounds. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer is also available at our reception and other areas for guests and staff.

A plexiglass barrier has been installed in our reception area to protect guests and staff.

The Barberville Central Schoolhouse will be open with one-way traffic. The entrance is at the boy’s restroom side and exit is at the girl’s restroom side. Please follow all directional signs.

Restroom access is limited to one individual at a time or one adult with one child.

Volunteers and staff are monitoring visitors as well as sanitizing and disinfecting surfaces that people touch frequently.

As we move forward during this uncertain time please note that these protocols are subject to change at any time and at the discretion of the administration of the Barberville Pioneer Settlement.

We look forward to your visit and anticipate that everyone will do their best to keep themselves and others safe and well.

The Central Barberville Schoolhouse Museum and the Astor Bridge Tender’s House are the main climate-controlled buildings. There are many shade trees, benches, and picnic tables around the grounds. 

Most buildings are ADA accessible. However, the smaller buildings will remain roped off as we implement new protocols due to the health crisis.

Self-Guided Tours with Map & Descriptions

$25 One Day Family Pass – Two adults with children/grandchildren ages 18 and under

$10 General Admission

$  9 Seniors (62+), Veterans and Groups of 5 or more

$  4 Youth Ages 6-12

Youth under age 5 FREE


Docent Guided Tours (24-hour advanced reservation, minimum of 5 people required)

$15 Adults

$14 Seniors (62+), Veterans and Groups of 5 or more

$  6 Youth Ages 6-12

Free for Children under 5

Special Events

Admission prices are subject to change due to specifics of each event

Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted

Operating Hours

Thursday - Sunday

10 am - 3 pm

Please plan to arrive at the Barberville Pioneer Settlement at least one and a half hours before closing time in order to give yourself enough time to cover the entire campus.

Closed Holidays - New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day. 

For scheduled interactive field trips--a fee is required for all persons participating regardless of age. Click Here for Field Trip Rates and Request Form.


Memberships are available providing free admission year-round for self-guided tours and most events.  Click here for details.