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This article is about the buildings in Age of Empires III. For buildings in other games of the series, see Building.
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Buildings are important entities in Age of Empires III that provide crucial abilities such as training units, researching technologies, or defending areas. All buildings in Age of Empires III are shown in the following list, sorted by the Age in which they can first be built.

Home City Cards can send over buildings that wouldn't be available to a civilization by default. These buildings come in the form of wagons.

Exploration Age[]

  • Bank Icon.png Bank (Dutch)
  • Blockhouse Icon.png Blockhouse (Russians)
  • Chinese castle.png Castle (Asian civilizations only)
  • Fire pit icon.png Community Plaza: (Native American civilizations only) Grants a choice of "ceremonies" which provides special bonuses when Villagers are tasked to this building.
  • Consulate Portrait.png Consulate (Asian civilizations only)
  • Aoe3 dock.png Dock: Trains and upgrades ships. Like the Town Center, if a fishing boat is garrisoned, it will have an attack.
  • FarmIII icon.png Farm (Native American civilizations only)
  • Aoe3 house.png House: Supports 10 population.
  • Inca kancha house.png Kancha House (Incas only)
  • Livestock pen.png Livestock Pen: Livestock fatten faster when tasked on a Pen. Trains Sheep.
  • Livestock market aoe3de.png Livestock Market: Acts as a Market and Livestock Pen combined. Can fatten livestock as well as sell them. (Ethiopians and Hausa)
  • Iroquois longhouse.png Longhouse (Haudenosaunee)
  • Aoe3 house.png Manor (British version of the House)
  • AoEIII Market Icon.png Market: Upgrades resource gathering, and allows you to trade resources for other resources.
  • Mill Icon.png Mill: An alternative to berry bushes and hunting. An infinite but expensive (400 wood) method of gathering food.
  • Church.png Mosque (Ottomans)
  • Monastery icon.png Monastery (Asian civilizations only)
  • Outpost icon.png Outpost: A defensive building that shoots at enemies. Can also receive shipments from the Home City.
  • Rice paddy.png Rice Paddy (Asian civilizations only)
  • Sacred field.png Sacred Field (Indians)
  • Shrine icon.png Shrine (Japanese version of the House)
  • Inca tambo.png Tambo (Incas only)
  • Teepee icon.png Teepee (Lakota)
  • Trading Post icon.png Trading Post: Can only be built on a native settlement or trade route. If built on a settlement, you can train native warriors and access their improvements. If built on a Trade Route, it will routinely give exp. and when upgraded, resources.
  • Tribal marketplace icon.png Tribal Marketplace (Haudenosaunee and Lakota only)
  • Swedish torp.png Torp (Swedes only)
  • Aoe3 town center.png Town Center: Starting building for every player. Trains settlers and receives Home City shipments.
  • Village.png Village (Chinese version of the House)
  • Aoe3 wall.png Wall: A cheap method to prevent enemies entering an area. Each segment costs 5 wood, and portions can be turned into a gate for 50 wood.
  • Warhut icon.png War Hut (Native American civilizations only)
  • Watch tower aoe3de icon.png Watch Tower (African civilization only)

Commerce Age[]

Fortress Age[]

Industrial Age[]

Imperial Age[]

LOS upgrade upon age-up[]

Advancing in age grants a LOS upgrade to buildings :

Age LOS bonus
Ages colonial.jpg
Ages fortress.jpg
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Imperial Age