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!

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.

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.

Learn about Barns

Barn Preservation Education for
Owners, Scholars, and Enthusiasts


 Why Preserve Barns?

Barns are the story of America; from pioneer times to our modern rural landscape. It is a long, interesting, and important story. The barns of America have stood as witnesses and guardians of our collective history. From tiny log pens cut into wildness to ornate castles in the middle of vast fields, they tell the story of hard work: they tell stories of dedication, tradition, aspiration, and creativity. It is our nation’s story told in wood, brick, and stone.  Barn preservation is keeping this one-of-a-kind story alive for all to see, touch, and experience.