The Dutch Barns of New York have a long history dating back to the 11th Century Medieval period in Holland, and when the first Dutch settlers first settled New Amsterdam (later renamed New York City) and Fort Orange (later renamed Albany), beginning in 1624, they brought this Medieval form of barn with them.

These early Dutch settlers combined the skilled craftsmanship of the Old World with the massive trees of the virgin forest of the New World to create the finest barns ever built.