Come enjoy the House beautifully decorated for the season. It’s a perfect setting for you to take your own holiday family photos by our Christmas trees and garland-decorated fireplace and winding oak staircase. Learn about the House and life in the late 1890s from our docents, dressed in historic winter costumes. Check the website for other activities taking place during the Open House. Visit us by trolley—Barrington’s White House will be one of the Village’s trolley stops.
Barrington’s White House has a rich history in Barrington, starting with its completion in 1898 by John Robertson, Jr. and his wife Julia, and built by master craftsman Fred Lines. In addition to being a private home, the mansion has served as a make-shift hospital during the WWI Flu Pandemic, a rest home and the home of Barrington Realty and other businesses. Purchased by the Village of Barrington in 2007, the mansion underwent an extensive and meticulous renovation, and reopened July 4, 2015 for Barrington’s 150th Anniversary.
The Home opened its first official season as Barrington’s Community and Cultural Center in 2016. Since then, it has offered a wide variety of performances, lectures and presentations, as well as serving as a meeting space for area businesses and non for profits. Barrington’s White House is available for rental for weddings, rehearsal dinners and welcome parties, corporate meetings, non-profit fundraisers and family celebrations. Visit the web site or call 224-512-4115 for your private tour!