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Our Farm's History

Consisting of 102 acres, our land has been a working farm spanning three centuries. Rich in Native American and pre-Revolutionary War history, Old King Farm’s agricultural heritage dates back to the heyday of Vermont’s Merino Sheep wool industry in the 1820’s. The land was first purchased as part of Ethan Allen’s colonial land grants after the French and Indian War.

Historic Barn Preservation

Old King Farm is the home of a restored 1830’s Greek Revival House and numerous hand-crafted barns listed on the Vermont Historic Registry. The Farm was even featured in Vermont Public Television’s 2005 documentary on historic barns in Vermont, “Barns: A Legacy of Wood and Stone” highlighting our granary barn — one of only two surviving examples in the state!

We are eligible for matching grants to help continue in the short term rescue and long term preservation of our barns.

Our goals include:

  • Saving and preserving the barns and their historical appearance

  • Establishing a historic site open for periodic educational and private visits

  • Utilizing the barns for our apiary and organic agriculture needs and community events

We need your assistance to help save the barns from harsh elements and time. Donations of money, time, and creativity are much appreciated!

Contact to learn how you can help Save Our Barns!

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