The Star Barn Village at Stone Gables Estate, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

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The Star Barn in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania is one spectacular barn to see.  Built in 1877 in Middletown, Pennsylvania, this barn was a major landmark for those driving nearby.  Before it was a spectacular barn, it was… a barn.  Yes, a barn like any other barn where you would find horses, cows and chickens.  It was basically part of a farm just like any other barn.  In 1986, it was no longer an active farm.  The animals were moved elsewhere, and the barn was left to deteriorate.  It was to be demolished until a group of historical preservationists and volunteers saved the barn.  It was purchased by the Abel family who had it moved to its present location in Elizabethtown, and it was made into the spectacular site you see today.  Today, the Star Barn is the star attraction of The Star Barn Village.  It is a venue used for events…

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