Settlers’ House and Barn

Settlers’ House offers a look at colonial life in Vermont in the 1790s. The building itself is actually from a later period—it was built around 1846 in East Charlotte, Vermont—but it nevertheless exemplifies early American building techniques.

The two-room log house is constructed of hand-hewn and dovetailed beech and pine timbers, with the ceiling and floor joists dovetailed into the outside walls. The interior features an open hearth fireplace, and outdoors there is a vegetable garden, flax field, and clay bake oven used for cooking demonstrations.

A reproduction English-style barn, built for the Museum in 2001, serves as a special demonstration site for early American crafts.