Alatskivi Manor's large Historicist drying barn harkens back to the manor estates of a century ago. Here is preserved a complete manor compound, with a castle, old nobles' house, a park, and outbuildings.
Attached to the 19th century barn is a drying facility with an enormous drying rack, heated by wood fires one storey below. Drawings on the walls explain the dryer's operating principles, and show the rich variety of folk tales about barn dwellers.
The Alatskivi castle, manor compound, barn-based nature center and drying facility are a beloved stopover on the Onion Road along the shore of Lake Peipus.