||Sandusky County Historic Barn Trail
|Sandusky County is alive with history and with our rich history and heritage, the Sandusky County Convention & Visitors Bureau has launched ourHistoric Barn Mural Trail all across Sandusky County.
These beautiful murals were made possible from the multiple corporate and private donors who have partnered with us to make it all possible.our barn trail is growing each year as we secure barn locations and design a historical scene to paint on each barn. Most of the Sandusky County Barn Murals were designed by David Thornbury, a graphic designer/marketing director for the SCCVB. Our first barn was painted just prior to 2003 to commemorate Ohio's Bicentennial. Our newest barn was secured in 2019 and was designed to commemorate Sandusky County's Bicentennial.
Driving the Barn Tour Trail, What to Know.
The Sandusky County Historic Barn Mural Driving Trail is just under 40 miles and takes about an hour to travel from start to finish. The trail takes you throughout Sandusky County winding along rural country roads that provide breathtaking country landscapes to take in along the way. When driving the trail please be aware to observe local traffic safety laws as well as to respect the property owners by not tresspassing on private property without permission. These barns are meant to be enjoyed in passing and we hope that along the way you stumble upon one of our local restaurants or downtown districts to take in a little smalltown shopping. Our communities are all safe, welcoming and we look forward to seeing you along the trail!
Completed in late 2015, the Rutherford B. Hayes barn was painted to commemorate our 19th President’s entrepreneurial spirit. A quote taken directly from the diary of Hayes is painted on the side of the barn, “The Bold Enterprises are the Successful Ones.” The barn was painted by Scott Hagan, “The Barn Artist. The mural faces north, toward the turnpike just east of the Fangboner Road overpass and was sponsored by the Ohio History Connection and the Ohio Turnpike Commission.
(Click Barn Photo for Google Maps Turn by Turn Directions to this Mural)