A Cultural Center for the Shenandoah Valley
Barns of Rose Hill
Community Center for Arts & Education in Berryville, Virginia Barns of Rose Hill is a unique nonprofit performing arts venue and community center in Berryville, Virginia — the seat of Clarke County in the Shenandoah Valley. The Barns of Rose Hill are two early 20th century dairy barns that were fully restored in 2011 as a center for learning, creativity, entertainment, and celebration.
More than 17,000 people have attended events since our opening in September 2011 and the Barns have become a vital center of activity in downtown Berryville, drawing people to concerts, exhibits, films, yoga, art classes, and community programs from a five-county area that includes Clarke, Frederick/Winchester, Warren, Fauquier, and Loudoun.
History The barns of Rose Hill are two early 20th-Century dairy barns that were part of a farm estate donated to the Town of Berryville in 1964 by Mr. Horace Smithy, who had named the farm after his beautiful and beloved wife, Rosalie. And so Berryville won a lovely four-acre park that became a central focus of community activities through the years.
As the town developed around the barns and park grounds, it was clear the old barns could contribute in a significant way. Therefore, in September 2004, Barns of Rose Hill, Inc. was formed as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to raise funds for the restoration of the barns with the intention of creating the Barns as a center for community, arts, and education. After six years of fundraising, the restoration of the Barns of Rose Hill reached its completion and it officially opened in September 2011.