Built in 1914 after a ﬁre destroyed the original barn, the Burnison Barn originally housed racehorses during the Hardin County Fair and was used as a dairy barn. The barn belonged to the Burnison/ Yost family. In 1986, the property in which the barn is located was leased to the Hardin County Historical Society to be used as an agricultural museum. Throughout the years, the barn has seen many diﬀerent activities such as Heritage Days, Civil War Days, FFA Farm Days, and of course The Hardin County Fair.
In 2013, the roof of the barn was repaired to ensure that the inside of the barn would be protected. In 2014, fundraising began to have a new concrete ﬂoor poured throughout the barn. By September 2015, the concrete work was ﬁnished thanks to many generous donations and the Hardin County Historical Museums, INC. began to move forward in the process of making the barn available to rent for weddings, graduation parties, family reunions, etc. This beautiful barn is a perfect venue for your next event!
Burnison Barn Rental Information
Our rental period for The Burnison Barn is May to October. We do not rent in the late fall, winter, or early spring months as there is no heat in the barn. If you are interested in renting this venue for your special day you will find rental rates below. Also, please fill out the booking request to see if your date is available.