Vermont is home to many historical farms and barns. Each farm has it’s own unique characteristics. Some farms and barns are over 150 years old. A barn is an agricultural building usually on farms and used for various purposes. In Vermont, a barn refers to structures that house livestock, including cattle and horses, as well as equipment.
A Heritage Farm or “Historic Farm” is a farm in Vermont that is deemed a cultural landmark due to its unique historic character. The determination of “heritage farm” status is a generalized term that some have used to describe historic barns and historic farm properties that are listed on the National Register for Historic Places.