Famous Barns

The Mormon Row Barns

These barns in the Grand Teton National Park celebrate their 100th Birthday this year.  Do you recognize them?  They are some of the most photographed in the world.

Mormons began arriving in this part of Wyoming in the late 1890s.  They were farmers and homesteaders and created cluster communities.  There are several buildings that remain, in additional to the 3 barns, in this part of the National Park.  And, the park recognizes their significance.

When I toured the barns in May of 2012 local architects, park officials and the National Trust for Historic Preservation were in discussion about how to preserve the barns.

​Take a closer look at the barn in this video.