One Of The Only 16-Sided Barns In The U.S. Is Right Here In Virginia
By Beth|Published November 12, 2020
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Charlottesville. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.
If you grew up in Virginia, chances are you ventured to Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington. Revisiting this historic landmark as an adult proves to be an important and educational experience, as you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the nuances of Washington’s life. Venture outside the main house and you’ll discover where the enslaved people and workers lived, in meager conditions with sparse furnishings. Mount Vernon would not have survived without the labor of these enslaved workers. In addition to the Slave Cabin replica, visitors can see another structure built with the help of enslaved carpenters, the 16-Sided Barn. Today, you can admire the craftsmanship and uniqueness of the exact replica of what stood as one of the few 16-sided barns in the U.S.