Clausing Barn Café

View of octagonal Clausing Barn at Old World Wisconsin.
Lower level of Clausing Barn Restaurant.

The Clausing Barn Café offers
casual dining

Garden patio outside Clausing Barn Restaurant.

Have a picnic on the Clausing Barn Garden patio

For your convenience, we offer casual dining in the lower level and the garden patio of the octagonal Clausing Barn.


Create Your Own Picnic

If you'd rather eat outdoors instead of in the café, we'll be happy to pack your food to go. If you picnic on museum grounds, we ask that you don't take food into the buildings. Please put any garbage into trashcans.


Facility Rental

The Clausing Barn is available for rental for weddings, private or corporate events, and group tours. For additional facilty information visit our Facility Rentals page.


History of Clausing Barn

The barn was built in 1897 in Mequon (Ozaukee County) by German barn builder Ernst Clausing. Though Clausing built many octagonal barns, the barn that bears his name at Old World Wisconsin is among the few that survive.


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