Barn Education and Preservation

"We seek to provide national leadership for the preservation of America's historic barns and rural heritage through education, documentation, conservation, and networking."

Join us in working to preserve America's historic barns & rural heritage today!

In search of barns for events?

Are you searching for that special venue to hold your wedding reception? Or family reunion?

Barns are wonderful venues to hold a special event.  By renting historic barn, you aren’t only having an unique venue, but are also helping preserve America’s disappearing rural heritage.

The National Barn Alliance has a listing by state of barns for rent. It is updated regularly.

Join the National Barn Alliance

Help Protect America’s Disappearing Rural Heritage!


Are you working to save a barn that symbolizes your town’s agricultural history?


You are not alone!


Across America, hundreds of individuals, families, towns, working farms and historical societies have declared that their barns will continue to be part of the visual landscape, as useful farm structures or beginning new lives as educational and community resources.


We view historic barns as cultural resources and heritage assets that are vital to understanding the history of our nation.  These resources are irreplaceable and worthy of preservation. The reasons to save our barns are many, particularly as their numbers continue to dwindle.  Sharing the knowledge of these heritage assets with our youth is one of the primary purposes of the NBA.  You can learn more about some of our past and current K-12 education initiatives below.