Historic Barns of Nipmoose

The Historic Barns of Nipmoose (the Scottish Barn, German Barn and Corn Crib) are extraordinary examples of early timber framed structures. Positioned centrally on the 123 acre Nipmoose Farm in Buskirk, northern Rensselaer County, NY, the three barns stand as testaments to America’s agricultural heritage.

The remarkable timber framing of America’s early barns can be credited to master builders who emigrated from countries such as England, Scotland, Germany and Holland. The building techniques of these skilled craftsmen reflected cultural traditions they had learned in their countries of origin.

While the early timber framers adapted their designs according to the availability of materials and the needs of the settlers, they nevertheless still built structures with distinctive, culturally derived styles .The Nipmoose Farm, with its historic barns and panoramic vistas, offers a unique setting for a wide variety of events. It is an idyllic location for weddings, gatherings, tours, and exhibits.

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Latitude: 42.9111059 Longitude: -73.435505 Elevation: 517 ft
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The Scottish Barn, the oldest of the Nipmoose barns, is a rare example of an 18th century threshing barn. Its enormous size and dazzling frame of massive white oak timbers are breathtaking to behold.

The German Barn, which dates to the mid 19th century, housed cows, horses and hay. Its impressive structure reflects an early building tradition found in the Hoosick region.

The Corn Crib, built in the early 1800s is a remarkably intact example of a structure dedicated to the storage of corn and grain

The Scottish Barn, the oldest of the Nipmoose barns, is a rare example of an 18th century threshing barn. Its enormous size and dazzling frame of massive white oak timbers are breathtaking to behold.

The German Barn, which dates to the mid 19th century, housed cows, horses and hay. Its impressive structure reflects an early building tradition found in the Hoosick region.


The Corn Crib, built in the early 1800s is a remarkably intact example of a structure dedicated to the storage of corn and grain

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Identify And Describe The Management Organization

The Persistence Foundation (TPF) is a not-for-profit 501(c)3, which was established in 1996, in response to a growing need to conserve agricultural lands and heritage.

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Site is Child-friendly

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Comments

Wonderful place to visit, with magnificent panoramic views of farm country and distant mountains in NY and Vermont. A must place to visit.

Walter Auclair, 1/19/2014

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