Octagonal Barn

This uniquely shaped barn integrates a novel shape with the popular bank barn style, and was originally completed in 1905, and moved to the Museum from Bridgewater, in Rockingham County, Virginia.  At the time of its reconstruction at the Museum, it was one of two remaining octagonal shaped barns known to exist in Virginia.
This historical showpiece is a favorite for private events, providing a perfect blend of rustic ambiance with modern amenities, including a full kitchen with ice machine, ample restrooms, and two levels with over 3,000 square feet of usable space.


  • Boasting 2 Unique Levels, the Upper Level can seat up to 130 guests for dinner and the Lower Level seats 130 in auditorium style seating or 100 guests for dinner.
    • Additional guest capacity can be gained through the use of tents adjacent to the building, which are also available to rent from the Museum.
  • A wooded amphitheater is included with this rental, providing one of many locations surrounding the Barn that are ideal for an outdoor wedding ceremony.
  • Other Amenities Included with this Site are:
    • Tables: 18-8ft, 11-6ft, 15-5ft Rounds,
      & 3 Tall Bistro Pedestals;

    • Chairs: 130 Folding Per Level;

    • Private bathrooms; and

    • Full Kitchen with Ice Machine.

Rental Rates

  • Peak Days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays): $1,100
  • Off-Peak Days (Monday to Thursday and Off Season): $650
  • 50% discount available on rental rate for IRS approved tax exempt organizations.

Rental Periods are between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 p.m., and additional hours are available in advance for $125 per hour.

Add-On Options*

  • Rental Period Extensions by the Hour – $125/hour (up to 3 hours)
  • Tent Rentals (we set up and take down all tents)
    • 10′ x 10′ – $100
    • 20′ x 30′ – $300
    • 30′ x 40′ – $600
  • Additional Tables & Chairs as available.  Please contact us for pricing.

For more information, availability, or to schedule a tour, please contact our Private Events Staff at 540-332-7850, or via e-mail at rentals@frontiermuseum.org

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