Maryland has more historic barns per acre than just about any other state in the nation. In Historic Barns of Maryland, we discover the agricultural, economic, and cultural significance of these aging, iconic structures as we journey from the Appalachian mountains of Western Maryland to the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. Part travelogue, part nostalgia -- part celebration of architectural ingenuity -- Historic Barns of Maryland features interviews with farmers, builders, preservationists, architects, artists, and historians, and examines the construction, use, and re-purposing of these classic American structures -- from the tobacco barns of the lower Eastern Shore and Southern Maryland and the red bank barns of the Piedmont plateau, to an innovative barn quilt project in Garrett County. Highlights include Maryland's oldest continuously standing barn in St. Mary's City, a one-of-a-kind French-style stone barn on the Monocacy Battlefield, and a dilapidated dairy barn marvelously renovated into an environmentally friendly three-story home - complete with elevator and an observatory atop a silo. Historic Barns of Maryland is a program that will have you looking at the historic barns of Maryland in a whole new way!