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  1. 1. Fairfield County and the Western Shore New Haven and the Shoreline Connecticut River Valley North CT River Valley South The Quiet Corner: Northeast Connecticut Thames River Valley and New London County Barn Types FORM English This barn was the main type used throughout the colonial era in Connecticut. It is characterized by a rectangular three-bay plan, a gable roof, and entry through a large door in the center of the long side. Traditionally, hay was stored on one side, animals on the other, with wagon access and grain threshing taking place in the central bay. New England The successor to the English barn, this type relies on a gable entry. This arrangement allows for easy expansion by adding bays along the axis of the ridge. Although it was seen by many as an improvement over the earlier side entry English Barn, the New England barn did not replace its predecessor but rather both continued to be built. Bank This type is characterized by the location of its main floor at a higher level, either through building on a hillside or by raising the building on a foundation and ramping up. There are two advantages to this arrangement. Originally it provided a place under the barn for the collection and storage of precious manure generated over the winter by livestock on the main floor. Later, with the addition of windows for better light and ventilation, animals were housed in the lowest level, leaving more hay capacity above. Gambrel The introduction of gambrel roofs ­— and their later counterparts, the “gothic roof ” and “round roof ” — to barns allowed for greater volumes of hay storage in the loft spaces. Most gambrel barns are New England type, though some English barns have gambrel roofs. Polygonal/Round These are characterized by a plan other than the traditional rectangle. While one of the earliest polygonal barns is associated with our first president (and dated 1796), neither polygonal or round barns ever captured the imagination of American farmers, even though they were repeatedly touted as being most efficient. PURPOSE Tobacco Shed This type of barn, or shed as they are called in the Connecticut River Valley, is one of the most distinctive of the single-crop barns. It is characterized often by great length and by vented sides to regulate air flow and allow harvested tobacco to cure at the appropriate rate. Onion In response to the specialization of local farmers in growing onions, a barn type appeared in Fairfield County and the Windsor area. While English onion sheds use a system of louvers to encourage even drying (not unlike our tobacco barns) the examples of onion barns so far located in Connecticut have not used this feature. Instead, they are called onion barns simply because they were used to store the crop. Dairy The term is used as early as the 18th century (along with “cow house”). Modern dairy barns are characterized by their interior arrangements of stanchions and gutters to facilitate milking and the removal of manure. The iconic dairy barn is a large gambrel-roofed structure dedicated to the milking cows. Ever more stringent sanitary regulations resulted in specialized technologies such as manure trolleys, silos, and milk rooms or creameries. Potato & Mushroom Barns Potato houses or storage barns come in many different shapes and sizes all linked by the common goal of keeping harvested potatoes at a constant temperature and in the dark. The most traditional of these are banked into a hillside. The mushroom barn similarly needs to provide a controlled, dark environment and is likely to be built of masonry. Poultry House/ Chicken Coop Originally, poultry was raised on a small scale because of its vulnerability to cold weather and disease. In the middle of the 19th century rearing poultry became a more popular pursuit. With the increased popularity came a new building type of chicken coop. While these originally started out as relatively small buildings, by the mid-1900s large multi-story poultry barns could be found in a number of areas. Corn Crib In the middle of the 19th century, growing “Indian” corn became popular. Storing the corn on the cob in well- ventilated corn cribs allowed the kernels to dry without spoiling. The distinctively shaped corn crib, with slanted side walls built of spaced wooden slats, became common by the 1860s. The overhanging eaves and slanted walls helped prevent rain from splashing inside. Vertical side walls are also common. Corn cribs are typically set high above the ground on wooden or stone posts. Carriage Barn By the 1850s, some New England farmers built horse stables and carriage barns separated from the other livestock. The precursor to the twentieth-century garage, these outbuildings are distinguished by their large hinged doors, often a wall dormer with a hay door into the loft, and proximity to the farmhouse. Elaborate carriage barns were also associated with gentlemen farms of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and also with the larger homes in urban areas. Gentleman’s Barn The 19th century saw the introduction of the Gentleman’s barn. These barns were frequently designed by famous architects and were part of estates that combined the luxury of a country retreat with the grit of a working farm. The farm supplied dairy products for the estate and often for the owner’s city home. These farms often demonstrated the latest inventions and techniques for scientific farming. Connecticut River Valley North Manchester East Hartford Farmington Enfield Windsor Locks Granby Suffield Bloomfield Simsbury South Windsor Hartford 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 89 10 11 384 91 291 Connecticut River Valley South New Britain Glastonbury Portland Wethersfield Deep River Haddam Lyme East Lyme Higganum Westbrook Old Saybrook Old Lyme Middletown 95 95 91 91 84 1 2 3 4 5 1 1 9 9 9 Fairfield County and the Western Shore Westport Norwalk Wilton New Canaan Weston Easton Ridgefield Redding Trumbull SheltonMonroe Stratford Bridgeport 95 95 1 23 4 5 6 7 1 130 102 107 110 Fairfield Thames River Valley and New London County Lebanon Lisbon Franklin Colchester Norwich Salem Ledyard Waterford Mystic East Lyme 95 95 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 1 395 New London Mansfield Coventry Ashford Woodstock Stafford Putnam Willington Storrs Tolland 1 2 4 5 3 84 395 The Quiet Corner: Northeast Torrington Winsted Winchester Morris Canaan Salisbury Housatonic State Forest Penwood State Park Bradley International Airport Wangunbaug Lake Mansfield Hollow State Park Windham Airport Nathan Hale State Forest Kent Falls State Park Wyantenock State Forest Mohawk State Forest Goshen Kent Sharon Watertown Washington Bethlehem Woodbury New Milford Waterbury 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 6 8 132 341 4 4 20 20 74 2 85 85 85 82 11 3 2 2 12 20 75 4 118 309 187 187 190 159 140 112 45 41 272 47 Litchfield Northwest Hills Northwest Hills New Haven and the Shoreline Branford Guilford North Branford Madison West Haven East Haven Hamden Wallingford New Haven 95 95 95 91 91 1 2 3 4 5 6 44 44 7 7 7 7 6 202 202 202 202 5 44 44 44 6 171 275 184 138 207 198 Devil’s Hopyard State Park Nehantic State Forest Meshomasic State Forest Millers Pond State Park Saugatuck Reservoir Hemlock Reservoir Collis P Huntington State Park Connecticut River 2 17 17 156 156 17 66 2 Devil’s Hopyard State Park 1 79 79 77 77 17 57 53 33 33 33 58 59 15 15 15 15 25 25 8 17 77 80 80 80 7 7 7 Eastford Roxbury
  2. 2. The tours in this map feature sites of signifi- cance and also highlight amenities that will enhance your experience along the way. (Please refer to the Amenities Legend to the left.) In ad- diton, there are two more resources, the iPhone App and the ConnecticutBarns.org website (de- scribed below), which provide more information, including pictures, as well as listings of barns that may not be open to the public but can be viewed while en route. Please refer to the example below as a guide to the feaures of each listing. Have fun! The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Barns of Connecticut project comprises a database of over 8,400 barns, including photographs, at www.connecticutbarns.org — providing the information for the Connecticut Barns Trail. Hundreds of community volunteershelpedtoidentifybarnsintheirtowns.Wehope that hundreds more will enjoy tours around the state to see a small sampling of this treasure trove of Connecticut’s agricultural past. Support for the barns research came from the State Historic Preservation Office of the Department of Economic and Community Develop- ment with funds from the Community Investment Act of the State of Connecticut. The Connecticut Barns Trail is funded with the support of the Office of Tourism at the Department of Economic and Community Development and private donations. The App complements this map – it guides you along the most scenic routes with roadside views of barns and farms between the map’s numbered sites. You can see your current location along with barns nearby, and get a direct route to any barn site. The iPhone App also runs on the iPad. Get Started Here! The iPhone App EXAMPLE Seven Self-Guided Tours by Region 2Groton,NorthStoningtonRd,B.F.Clyde’sCiderMill 860-536-3354•www.bfclydescidermill.com Establishedin1881andreportedlytheoldeststeam-poweredcidermill inthecountry,B.F.Clyde’soperatesoutofaVictorian-erabarnwith adecorativelyshingledcupolaandcrossgablestypicaloftheperiod. Sept-Oct,daily9-6;Nov-Dec9-5,Demonstration11,1,3,pm(Oct); 11,1pm(Nov). 3Ledyard,153VinegarHillRd,NathanLesterHouseand FarmToolMuseum 860-464-8540 ThishistoricpropertyownedbytheTownofLedyardincludesa1793 farmhouseandapicturesquegroupingofconnectedbarnsprobably datingfromthe1800s.House:MemorialDay-LaborDay,Sat-Sun, holidays,Mon1-4:30,Tues,Thurs,2-4. 4Lisbon,291NorthBurnhamHwy,HeritageTrailVineyards 860-376-0659•www.heritagetrail.com HeritageTrailVineyardsoccupiesthe18thcenturyJohnPalmerfarm andincludesPalmer’s1763center-chimneysaltbox.Ofthreebarns,one wasbuiltin1938forgrapepressingandfermentation.Thereisalsoa 1940smilkhouse.Thurs11-7;Fri-Sat11-8;Sun11-6. 5 Franklin,138BlueHillRd,BlueSlopeCountryMuseum 860-642-6413•www.blueslope.com HometoalargeherdofHosteins,thisworkingdairyfarmseton535 acreshasbeeninthesamefamilysince1940.Visitorsmaypurchase farm-freshmeatsandotherproducts.Thereisalsoacountrymuseum. Callforhours. 6Colchester,544AmstonRd,ZagrayFarmMuseum www.qvea.org Amuseumof19thand20thcenturyfarmmachineryoperatedbythe QuinebaugValleyEngineersAssocation,thereareseveraloriginal buildingsincludingtheZagrayhomestead,dairybarn,machineshop, foundry,sawmillandsheds. Spring,summerandfallshows. 7Lebanon,168WestTownSt,WadsworthStable 860-634-3858•www.govtrumbullhousedar.org Theclassicallyinspired1801WadsworthStableoriginallystoodonthe groundsofCol.JeremiahWadsworthinHartford.MovedtoLebanon bytheDaughtersoftheAmericanRevolutionin1954,itnowshowcases antiquewagonsandtools.ThebuildingisnoteworthyforitselegantPal- ladianfacade,distinguisedbyatriangularpedimentandDoricpilasters. May15-Oct.15;House:Fri1-6;Sat10-5;Sun11-5;Stable:Sat.10-5; Sun11-5. TheQuietCorner:NortheastConnecticut The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation 940 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06517 (203) 562-6312 • info@cttrust.org cttrust.org • connecticutbarns.org Design + Content © 2013-2014, All rights reserved RESOURCES Jan Cunningham, Agricultural Heritage of Connecticut, prepared for the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Barns of Connecticut survey, 2013. Rachel Carley, historic consultant. John Harmon, map consultant. Thomas D. Visser, Field Guide to New England Barns and Farm Buildings, 1997. iPhone App design & development by Independent Software, New Haven. Map design by MISSION {Branding/Design/Strategy} New Haven: missionbranding.com Thank you to our co-sponsors: 1 Bethlehem, Bellamy-Ferriday House, 9 Main St North 203-266-7596 • www.ctlandmarks.org The stately 1754 Georgian house, erected here by the Rev. Joseph Bellamy (1719–90), renowned leader of the Great Awakening, is equal to its beautiful setting. Perhaps best known for a lush Co- lonial Revival garden, the grounds also feature trim white barns dating from the 1800s: sheep shed, carriage barn and horse/cow barn. A small grouping, yet elegant in its New England simplicity. May–Sept, Thurs–Sun 11–4, Oct, Sat & Sun 11 am–4 pm; open Memorial, Labor & Columbus Days 2 Litchfield, White Memorial Barn, 80 Whitehall Rd 860-567-0857 • www.whitememorialcc.org The star building on this property is an exceptionally handsome Colonial Revival carriage barn built for Whitehall, a 19th-century summer estate and gentleman’s farm with expansive grounds that are open the public. A nearby English bank barn probably dates from the 1900s. Museum Mon–Sat 9–5; Sun 12–5; Grounds daily during daylight hours 3 Litchfield, Bunnell Farm, 498 Maple St 860-567-9576 This 100-acre farm includes a bank barn built c. 1800 and later expanded to serve a 20th-century dairy operation; there are also two silos and a well house. The c. 1767 farmhouse is a classic center- chimney colonial. Aug–Oct: Thurs–Mon 10:30 –5:30 4 Goshen, Action Wildlife Foundation, 337 Torrington Rd 860-491-9191 • www.actionwildlife.org Dedicated to educating the public about animal life and habitats, Action Wildlife showcases animals from around the world. The concrete-block barn features metal vetilators and modern steel silos. Petting zoo and exhibits. Spring, Sat–Sun 9–5:00; Sum- mer, Tues–Fri 10:30–4:30: Fall, Thurs–Fri 11:00–3, Sat–Sun 10:30–4:30 5 East Canaan, Freund’s Farm, 324 Norfolk Rd (Rte 44) 860-824-0650 • www.freundsfarmmarket.com The centerpiece of Freund’s is a 20th-century dairy barn: a classic post-and-beam form with a peaked roof and banked, lower-level milking room. An iconic feature, the triangular gable hood is designed to protect the mechanical track used for loading hay into the loft. Daily 9–5 6 Salisbury, Old Farm Nursery, 158 Lime Rock Rd 860-435-2272 • www.oldfarmnursery.com This 15-acre farm with four acres of display gardens features an English barn with a vented cupola and an unusually well-preserved wood-stave silo. Mon–Sat 8–5; Sun 8–12 7 Washington, Averill Farm, 250 Calhoun St 860-868-2777 • www.averillfarm.com This unspoiled farm has been in the same family since 1746, when the Averills purchased it from the Native American sachem Waramaug. The handsome roadside barn actually consists of three timber-framed English-type barns connected end to end. Some 100 varieties of apples and pears are grown here. Orchard stand, Aug 15–Thanksgiving, daily 9:30–5:30; Homestead, Thanksgiving– Christmas Eve, Daily: 9:30–dusk 8 New Milford, Hunt Hill Farm, 44 Upland Rd 860-355-0300 • www.hunthillfarmtrust.org Visitors to this picturesque farm will find a timber-framed bank barn (c. 1800) imaginatively re-purposed as a gallery and shop, where housewares are displayed inside a c. 1900 wood-stave silo. A heifer barn holds a music studio, while a c. 1840 cow barn contains a cooking school. The complex is part of a cultural center founded by the family of musician and composer Skitch Henderson. Weds–Sun 10–5; Sun 12–5 9 New Milford, Sullivan Farm, 140 Park Lane 860-350-4600 • www.sullivanfarmnm.org A quintessential New England landscape. A wagon bay in a classic roadside barn (extended English format) houses a stand for local, naturally grown produce. A second English barn with an unusual ridge vent serves a maple-sugaring operation, open to visitors in February and March. Mon–Sat 11-5:30; Sun 11–4 Northwest HillsLEGEND: AMENITIES ALONG THE TRAIL Barn Tours Christmas Trees Cider Mill Dining Events Exhibits Fresh Farm Goods Garden Garden Center Hayrides House Museum Ice Cream Maze Nature Center PYO Berries PYO Orchard PYO Pumpkins Specialty Shops Trails Wine Workshops & Programs Zoo 1Stonington,120PequotseposRd,DenisonHomestead FarmMarket 860-536-9248;860-536-1216•www.denisonhomestead.org ThecenterpieceoftheDenisonHomesteadisthePequotseposMan- orwhichwasbuiltin1717andpassedthrough11generationsofthe DenisonfamilyandwasrestoredbyhistorianJ.FrederickKellyin 1946.Aportionofthebarncomplexprobablydatesfromthe18th century.Thepropertyincludes140acresoftheoriginallandgrantof 1654andpreservesremnantsofstonewallsandgranitequarries. Manor:June-Oct,Fri-Mon12-4;seasonalevents,FarmMarket June-OctSun12-3,NatureCenter:year-roundMon-Sat9-5; Sun10-4. ThamesRiverValley&NewLondonCounty 1Coventry,2299SouthSt,NathanHaleHomestead 860-742-6917•www.ctlandmarks.org Amongthebest-preservedhistoricfarmlandscapesinConnecticut, thispropertyfeaturestwoEnglishbarnsandthe1776familyhomeof colonialpatriotNathanHale.House:May,Sat–Sun12–4;June–Sept, Wed–Sat12–4,Sun11–4;Oct,Sat12–4,Sun11–4Grounds:Daily dawn–dusk. 2 Mansfield-Storrs,1HorsebarnHillExtension, UConnLandscapeDepartmentBarn&DairyBar 860-486-1021•www.dairybar.uconn.edu Builtin1922,thisbarnnowcontainstheLandscapeDepartmentandthe DairyBar.Daily11–7;Fri&Sat,11–10. 3Mansfield-Storrs,3636HorsebarnHillRd, UConnAnimalBarns 860-486-2413•animalscience.uconn.edu/visitors/tour.php Thecampusishometofivebreedsofdairycattle,thoroughbredhorses, pigs,sheepand150varietiesofchickens.Explorethebarnsonaself- guidedtourandviewthedailyafternoonmilking. Daily10–4;Milking1–4. 4Eastford,107CrystalPondRd,Buell’sOrchard 860–974–1150•www.buellsorchard.com ThehistoricHillcrestFarmpreservestwopost-and-beambarnswhile housingacidermillinanewmetalstructure.About100acresofthe propertyaredevotedtoappleorchards.Mon–Sat8–5,Sun1–5;Nov– Dec,Mon–Fri8–4,Sat8–3. 5 Woodstock,556Norwich-WorcesterTpke(Rte169),RoselandCottage 860-928-4074•www.historicnewengland.org The1846carriagehouseatthisVictoriansummerestatewasdesignedin thesamedistinctiveGothicRevivalstyleasthemainhouse.Itcontains theoldestindoorbowlingalleyinAmerica!Stableandanimalpenswere addedinthe1860s.June1–Oct15,Wed–Sun11–5. ConnecticutRiverValleyNorth 1EastHartford,307BurnsideAve,EastHartford HistoricalSocietyBurnhamBlacksmithShop 860-568-2884•www.hseh.org Thehistoricalsociety’sMartinParkoffersvisitorsachancetosee thissmithy,builtc.1850ontheBurnhamfarminEastHartford.The interior,whichdisplaystoolsandartifactsrelatedtofarmingand tobaccocultivation,isopentothepublicduringthesummer.Call forinformation. 2WindsorLocks,58WestSt,Noden-ReedBarnandHouse 860-627-9212 Abrickbarn,twostorieswithagableroofandplain,louveredcu- pola.BrickbarnsarerareinNewEngland.Operatedasafarminto the20thcenturywhenitwaswilledtothetown.May-Oct,Sun1-4 orbyappt. 3Suffield,55SouthMainSt,Phelps-HathewayHouseand Garden 860-668-0055•www.ctlandmarks.org ThiscolonialmansionwasbuiltbyaTorysympathizerin1761and expandedaftertheRevolutionaryWar.Thepropertypreservesan extendedEnglishbankbarnbuiltinthe1900s,acoachhouse,anda carriagehouseandstable. May-Oct,Sat-Sun1-4 4Suffield,472HillSt,HastingsFamilyFarm 860-668-7524•www.hastingsfamilyfarm.com Amulti-partcomplexonthissiteincludesa19th-centuryEnglish barnexpandedwitha20th-centurygambrel-roofeddairybarn. Daily,8-6:30. 5Windsor,135LangRd,NorthwestPark& Luddy/TaylorConnecticutValleyTobaccoMuseum Park:860-285-1886•www.northwestpark.org Museum:860-285-1888•www.tobaccohistsoc.org NorthwestParkcontainsaVictorianfarmhousesurroundedby numeroushistorictobaccoshedsandover470acresofopenfields, woodlands,andpondslocatedalongthebanksoftheFarmington River.Severaloftheshedshavebeenre-usedforanaturecenter,ani- malbarn,picnicshelter,workshop,andtheTobaccoMuseum.Atthe Luddy/TaylorTobaccoMuseum,exhibitspreservetheartifactsand historyofthecigartobaccoagriculturaltraditionwhichhasbeen significanttotheeconomyandhistoryoftheConnecticutRiverVal- leysincethelate1800s.Park,Dawntodusk; TobaccoMuseum,Mar-Dec:Tues-Thurs,Saturdays12-4; NatureCenter&GiftShop,Monday—Saturday8:30-4:30 6WestGranby,76SimsburyRd,GarlicFarm 860-653-0291•www.garlicfarmct.com Barnisaconvertedtobaccoshed,nowamultipurposebarn.Garlic FarmrunsaCommunitySupportedAgricultureandafarmstand sellingavarietyofproduceincludinggarlic.Summer-Fall,daily 10-6. 7Granby,113SimsburyRd,HolcombFarm 860-844-8616•www.holcombfarm.com Twolargebarnsontheproperty,oneacross-gabledgambrel-roofed dairybarnwiththreeventilators.Thefarmwasownedbysevengen- erationsoftheHolcombfamilybeforebeingwilledtotheUniver- sityofConnecticutin1976.ThetownofGranbytookownershipin 1990andrunsitasanagricultural/environmentaleducationfacility. Trails:dawntodusk;Buildings-basedoneventhours. 8Simsbury,800HopmeadowSt,SimsburyHistoricalSociety, PhelpsBarn 860-658-2500•www.simsburyhistory.org Thesiteincludesan1890sbarn,outfittedwithboxstallsandaharness room,builttohousethecarriagesandmatchedhorsesofJeffreyO. Phelps,II.AlsoofinterestisawhimsicalQueenAnne-stylecarriage housemovedtothesite.MidApril-MidOctober,Thurs-Sat12-4. 9Simsbury,255FarmsVillageRd,TulmeadowFarm 860-658-1430•www.tulmeadowfarmstore.com ThefarmhasbeenintheTullerfamilysince1768undervariousnames. Thebarnshavesupportedmanytypesofagricultureincludingdairy cattle,eggsandorchardproducts.Thebarnsareaconnectedsetof variousformswiththreeconcretestavesilos.Summerdaily9-9;ice creamwindow12-9Fall. 10Simsbury,7ShingleMillRd,FlamigFarm 860-658-5070•www.flamigfarm.com LargeEnglishbankbarncontainsthefarmstoreandstorage.Asecond largepoultrybarnsupportstheeggsales.Thefarmoffersschoolstours, summereducationalprogramsforchildrenandovernightstays. Mon-Sun9-5. 11Farmington,35MountainRd,Hill-SteadMuseum 860-677-4787•www.hillstead.org Thisproperty,hometonotedarchitectTheodatePopeRiddle,includes twonoteworthybarnclusters.AdjacenttoRiddle’sgraciousart-filled 1901houseisacolonial-inspiredcarriagebarnthatshedesignedin 1908.Amongthosebuildingssurvivingfromtheworkingfarmonthe propertyareac.1765farmhouse,a19thcenturyhorsebarnandan1898 haybarn.Tues-Sunday10-4;closedMondaysandmajorholidays. ConnecticutRiverValleySouth 1 Wethersfield,211MainSt,Webb-Dean-StevensMuseum: WebbBarn 860-529-0612•www.webb-deane-stevens.org Thec.1840WebbBarnisashowpieceofthisgroupofimpressivecolonial housespreservedbytheNationalSocietyofColonialDames,CT.Agood exampleofthetraditionalEnglishform,itsmassivetimberframeoffers afirst-handviewof19th-centurybarn-buildingtechnology.May–Oct& Dec,dailyexceptTues,10–4,Sun1–4;AprilandNov,Sat10–4Sun1-4. 2 Glastonbury,972MainSt,WellesShipmanWardHouse 860-633-6890•www.hsgct.org/WSWhouse ThislocationhasexamplesofthreeclassicbarntypesoftheConnecticut Valley.Themostrecentadditionisan1870srenovatedtobaccoshed movedtothislocation.Thereisalsoa1790Englishbankbarnanda19th centurysmallNewEnglandbarn.Jun-Aug,Tues1-4. 3 EastLyme,33SocietyRd,Smith-HarrisHouse 860-739-0761•www.smithharris.org Englishbarnandasecond,smaller,Englishbarnandoutbuilding.The Smith-HarrisHouse,anexampleoftheGreekRevivalstyle,wasbuiltin 1845.Followsignstothelibraryandturndownthedirtroadthatleadsto thebarnsandfarmhouse.June-Aug,Fri-Sun,12-4. FairfieldCountyandtheWesternShore 1Westport,25 AveryPlace,MuseumofWestportHistory 203-222-1424•www.westporthistory.org TheMuseumofWestportHistoryishousedinthec.1850Victorian- eraBradley-WheelerBarn,aseven-sidedcobblestonestructure trimmedwithbrick(itsoriginaluseisamystery).Thehandsome Italianate-stylehouseonthehistoricalsociety’spropertydatesfrom thesameperiod.Mon–Fri10–4;Sat12–4April1–Nov30. 2Weston,104WestonRd(Rte57),WestonHistorical SocietyColeyHomestead 203-226-1804•www.westonhistoricalsociety.org Housinganextensivetoolcollection,the1883barnonthishistoric siteoriginallystoredhayandgrain.ItisatraditionalEnglishdesign withanattachedlivestockshed.Thepropertyalsofeaturesac.1840 carriagehouseandasmokehouse.Sat10:30–12:30orbyappt. 3 Wilton,224DanburyRd,WiltonHistoricalSociety 203-762-7657•www.wiltonhistorical.org Theopen,two-storyspace,andexposedhand-hewnframeofthe 19th-centuryAbbotbarn(Englishbankform)makesastunning backdropforthe600toolsondisplayhere.TheBurtbarnhouses toys.Youcanalsovisitan1890smithywithaworkingforge. Tues–Fri10–5;Sat1–5;2nd&4thSun1–4. 4Wilton/Ridgefield,735NodHillRd,WeirFarmNational HistoricSite 203-834-1896•www.nps.gov/wefa AfterartistJ.AldenWeirpurchasedthisformerworkingfarmashis summerhomein1882,thefamedAmericanImpressionistcontin- uedtofindinspirationinitsunspoiledruralsetting.The60-acreNa- tionalPark’stwohistoricEnglishbarns(c.1800andc.1820)appear repeatedlyintheworkofWeirandofthesubsequentartistswho livedhere.Grounds:Dailydawn–dusk;VisitorCenter:Wed– Sun10–4,April–Nov;Sat-Sun10-4,Dec–Mar. 5 Ridgefield,132MainSt,KeelerTavernMuseumand GardenHouse 203-538-5485•www.keelertavernmuseum.org Attheendofthedriveway,a2-storyside-oreave-entrycarriage housebankbarnwithagambrel-roofedcross-gable. Wed,Sat-Sun1-4. 6 Easton,355SportHillRd,SherwoodFarm 203-268-6705•www.sherwoodfarm.org AbeautifulpropertyfarmedcontinouslybySherwoodssince1717. Offeringfreshstrawberries,eggs,honeyandanendlessvarietyof vegetables,thefarmstandoccupiesanEnglishbankbarnwithan attachedmilkhouse.Mon-Fri10-6:30,Sat-Sun9-6. 7 Shelton,606WalnutTreeHillRd,JonesFamilyFarm Winery,HomesteadFarm 203-925-8425•www.jonesfamilyfarms.com/winery Shelton’sBroadAcresDairyFarmoperatedatthis400-acreproperty fromthelate1800stothe1960s.Thefarm’sspectaculargambrel- roofedbankbarn(builtarounda19th-centurytimber-framed Englishbarn)hasfoundnewlifeasawine-tastingroom.Sitealso includesacalvingshed,icehouseandrootcellar. Winery:Spring–Fall,Fri–Sun11-5 USRoute6inSouthbury! CheckouttheRaglandFarm/BenjaminStilesBarnlocatedat1127 MainStreetNorth(Rte6). Thisisoneoftheoldestbarns inthestate.Itwasbuiltc. 1690andremainsonafarm stillworkedbydescendants ofitsoriginalbuilder.Also foundonRte6isoneof theonlypolygonalbarnsin Connecticut. Don’t Miss! BristolFarminCollinsville! Locatedat541AlbanyTurnpike,thisc. 1870carriagebarnhasVictoriandecorative elementsandalargecupolawithpairsof archedwindowsonallfoursides.Also,drive alongRoute179inCantontoseenumerous barnsonbothsidesoftheroad! Hilltop Farm in Suffield Don’t Miss! If you’re in the area, drive by the large white barn at Hilltop Farm located at 1608 Mapleton Avenue (Rte. 159). Built for George Hendee (founder of Indian Motorcycle Co.), this barn was completed in 1914. At the time, it boasted modern and sanitary features, many of which operated automatically. Today, it is a Suffield landmark, so be sure to check it out! Get the free iPhone app at the iTunes App Store! Just search for: CT BARNS. ConnecticutBarns.org The website with 8000 barns! Choose one of our 169 towns and browse the barns on a map or list - explore beyond the Barns Trail. 4EastLyme,228WestMainSt,EastLymeHistorical Society;ThomasLeeHouse 860-739-6070•www.eastlymehistoricalsociety.org TheThomasLeeHouseisoneoftheoldestwoodframehousesinCTin itsprimitivestate.Builtc.1660itwasaddedtoin1700and1765and becamethepropertyoftheEastLymeHistoricalSocietyin1914.Alsoon thegroundsistheLittleBostonSchoolHouse.Itwasbuiltin1805across theroad,functionedasaschooluntil1922andwasmovedtoitscurrent location.Jul-Aug,Wed-Sun1-4. 5DeepRiver,245MainSt,DeepRiverHistoricalSociety; StoneHouse 860-526-1449•www.deepriverhistoricalsociety.org Thecross-gablecarriagebarnonthissitewasbuiltc.1899bydescendants ofEzraSouthworth,whoerectedtheelegant1840stonehouse.Vehicles, includingamule-drawnschoolbus,areondisplay.Thepropertyalso includesableachhouse,onceusedforbleachingivory.Callforhours. connecticutbarns.org Don’t Miss! For instance, in Sterling, stop for ice cream at the Brown Cow Cafe on Ekonk Hill! NewHavenandtheShoreline 1NewHaven,EdgertonPark,75CliffSt,BrewsterEstate 203-946-8009•www.edgertonpark.org Theoriginalmansionisgone,butthegatehouse,carriagehouse,wall, andgreenhousesremain.BuildingsaremasonryTudorRevival-style. Theparkandgreenhousesareopendailywhilethecarriagehousecon- tainsahorticulturallibraryandhistoricphotographs.Entrytothepark isoffEdgehillSt.Parkandgreenhousesdaily9-5.Carriagehouse Sun1-4byappt. 2NorthBranford,33BranfordRd,RoseOrchards 203-488-7996•www.roseorchardsfarm.com Thefarmhasbeenanorchard,wipedoutintheHurricaneof‘38, changedtoadairyfarmandbacktoanorchardintheearly1970s.A convertedgambrelroofdairybarnholdsthefarmstand.Therearealso twopolebarnsandaNewEnglandeaveentrybarnwithanaddedwater wheel.Daily9–6. 3 Guilford,2351DurhamRd,DudleyFarm 203-457-0770•www.dudleyfarm.com Onceusedtosellboatlumber,the1860sMungerBarnwasmovedfrom Madisontothisfarmmuseumin2002.Atraditionalbankbarnwitha beautifulstonefoundation.May–Oct,Thurs–Sat10–1;Sun1–4. 4Guilford,31LakeDrive,LakesideFeedandLlamas 203-457-1461•www.lakesidefeed.com BarncomplexwithextendedEnglishbarn,polebarnsandgambrelroof barn.Storesellsanimalfeeds,bedding,hay,petsuppliesandgifts.Mon closed,Tues-Fri9-6,Sat9-4,Sun9-3 5 Madison,853BostonPostRd,MadisonHistorical Society;Allis-BushnellHouse 203-245-45672•www.madisoncthistorical.org AveryfinecorncribremovedfromtheScrantonFarm.Thebarnis locatedintheyardbehindtheAllis-BushnellHouse.Noticethespacing betweentheverticalsideboardstoaidindryingthecorn.Theinwardly- slantedsideboardshelpedkeeprainout.Thereisalsoasecondextend- edEnglishbarnthatappearstobeoriginalwiththehouse.Grounds: Daily8am-sundown;House:Seasonaleventsandopenhouses. 6Guilford,1355BostonPostRd,Bishop’sOrchard 203-458-7425•www.bishopsorchards.com Thisbarn-likestorehasbeenintheBishopfamilysince1871.Theorigi- nalfarmmarketwasverysmallandhasbeenexpandedseveraltimesto resembleacross-gableddairybarn.Acoldstorageadditionforapples wasaddedintherearin1988.Farmmarket:Mon–Sat8–7;Sun9–6; Winery:Mon–Sat10–7;Sun11–6. Name of Region Number on Map Amenities Phone & Web Address Town, Name of Barn, Street Address HoursBarn Types Description Connecticut Barns Trail The 9 Simsbury, 255 Farms Village Rd, Tulmeadow Farm 860-658-1430 • www.tulmeadowfarmstore.com The farm has been in the Tuller family since 1768 under vari- ous names. The barns have supported many types of agriculture including dairy cattle, eggs and orchard products. The barns are a connected set of various forms with three concrete stave silos. Summer daily 9-9; ice cream window 12-9 Fall. Connecticut River Valley North Don’t Miss!