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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 about. You can enjoy a free self-guided tour through the grout house. Walk around the grounds to see the live chickens! Take a peek in the barns at the local “residents.” A small fee may be charged for guided tours.
Museum Hours:  Open daily Apr. 1 – Oct. 31 - Monday-Friday 8am - 4:30pm/Saturday 10am - 6pm/Sunday 2-6pm

Additional Info

Address:
8059 North River Road
City:
Byron
State:
IL
Zipcode:
61010
Phone:
815-234-8535
Published in: History and Heritage

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