One Of The Only 16-Sided Barns In The U.S. Is Right Here In Virginia
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.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Alexandria. 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.
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