Technical Information for Your Old Barn


It can be overwhelming when trying to decide where to start with barn maintenance or a barn project. We hope you find the following information useful in helping to maintain and preserve your historic barn. And don't forget, we're here to help! Email or call 603-224-2281 with questions.

Know Your Barn

Maintenance Tips for Barn Owners

Preservation Directory
Getting professional advice is an important first step in caring for a historic barn.  We are happy to provide a list of approved historic barn preservation contractors who do assessments and barn repairs, or check our Preservation Directory.  

Include your Barn in the Statewide Barn Survey
Help us compile accurate data on barns to strengthen the case for funding and other tools to help save New Hampshire barns.  Download and complete a barn survey sheet for your barn and send it to the NH Division of Historical Resources. Better yet, get your community together and survey all the barns in your area. 

Town-wide Barn Surveys
Many towns are doing a town-wide survey of their remaining historic barns.  It's is great project for a Heritage Commission or historical group, and engages the community, promotes the value of preserving historic barns, and opens the door to greater investment in these agricultural structures.

Solar Installations on Barns

Join the Preservation Alliance
Joining the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance will give you access to a wealth of barn information and discounts to events, tours and the NH Old House & Barn Expo. Join here.

Join the Old House & Barn Email Network
Join our Old House & Barn email network to receive periodic notifications of upcoming tours, programs and workshops, maintenance tips and advocacy alerts. To sign up, please send an email to

Resource Pages Within The "Barn Preservation" Section