How would you like to travel back to a simpler time? A time when things seemed to move at a slower pace...When old-fashioned Emporiums were filled with delightful smells and wonders...When kids were as excited to visit as Grandma? Well, the Old Apple Barn is just the place for you.
The Emporium is a step back to an early twentieth-century dime store. Items are displayed prominently in the Old Apple Barn interior with its 12' high beamed ceilings. Grandparents love to show their grandkids what toys they played with as kids. Old-time music fills the store and customers have been known to step into a dance as they shop. The Emporium has something special for Everyone.
Apple Boy is the Old Apple Barn mascot who stands tall, waving at all from the high hill. He wears his traditional canvas picker bag, brimming with local apples. At over twelve feet tall, he was sculpted by Bill Niffenegger, owner, right in the Barn's workshop above the Emporium.
Built in 1941, the two-story brick block and wood building was built by seven local orchard guys to process their apples and vegetables. The produce was boxed on the top floor, then slid down to the lower floor for loading through the big freight doors onto train cars. All was halted with the demise of the railroad. For decades the structure sat idle except for local square dances.
The Old Apple Barn has caused a lot of buzz since it has been opened for public view in 2005. It is like an old style emporium. Interior large beams have been preserved.
Visitors take in the fantastic mountain view and air while relaxing on the big front deck.
The Old Apple Barn is
located in Mountain Park, between Alamogordo and Cloudcroft on Highway 82.
We are 6.5 miles down the mountain from Cloudcroft
and 9.5 miles up the mountain from Alamogordo. Look for
the big red flags waving on
the antique light poles and turn in at the big arrow that says OPEN EVERYDAY. The parking is waiting!
We welcome Tour Buses. Call ahead at 575-682-2276
Old Apple Barn
949 Hwy 82
Mountain Park, NM 88325