Created By: The History Center in Tompkins County
Historic Ithaca, The History Center in Tompkins County, and the New York State Barn Coalition believe that the historic barns throughout our county are assets and, in some cases, endangered resources. These types of buildings and the associated landscapes help define the Finger Lakes countryside. In this age of growth and expansion, they are swiftly becoming extinct. This tour represents just a small sample of the barns of Tompkins County, which were assembled by Historic Ithaca staff, with consent from the barn owners. We hope this small selection of historic barns will provide you with an idea of how special these buildings are and encourage you to learn more. Please note that these are all private properties and, unless otherwise indicated, are meant to be viewed from the roadside.
This driving tour is based on the "Barns of Tompkins County: Self-Guided Driving Tour" prepared by Historic Ithaca and the New York State Barn Coalition in 2008.