Barn Raising



Friday & Saturday—The raising of a barn frame

Come over to the barn-raising site by the herb garden area and see the way early homesteaders handcrafted barns from logs felled from the virgin forest using a broadax, adz and handsaw. On Friday and Saturday we’ll assemble and raise the wall beams of an eighteenth-century barn.

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Historic Buildings Tour

On Friday and Saturday afternoons, join us at 4:30 for a walking tour of seven restored buildings at Brazos de Dios. Over the years, we have moved these eighteenth- and nineteenth-century buildings from various parts of the United States and rebuilt them at our farm, not out of a desire to live in the past, but to preserve the good things of the past for the present and the future.