Clausing Barn Café
Food and beverages are available in the Clausing Barn Café. Located in the old milking parlor in the lower level of the barn, enjoy a simple, seasonal lunch inspired by the immigrant kitchens at Old World Wisconsin. Cold drinks and premium ice cream is always available. Seating is located outside on the garden patio or inside the air-conditioned café. The Cafe is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m, through October 14th.
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.
The Clausing Barn is available for rental for weddings, private or corporate events, and group tours. Here is additional wedding information.
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.