About Us


Milky Way Farm hosts weddings, events, festivals, tours, guided hunting activities, and seasonal activities by reservation.

Charles Jones and daughter, Lynn Golden, have been honored to own the farm and to have a part in the revitalization of this Tennessee landmark.  Lynn Jones Golden is excited for the opportunity to continue the preservation and restoration of the farm along side her sister, Kathryn Jones Hanley as they take over the reigns of this 1100 acre estate.
We are continually preparing the trails, barns, and race track for activities and gatherings.  We are hosting fun events, trail runs, planning weddings and celebrations in the Manor House, barns, hilltop, and grounds, and we are escorting group tours by appointment to visit the Manor House, barns, and outdoor setting that Frank Mars had constructed for his resting place. We are hosting groups for meetings and country breakfasts & group luncheons in the famous Manor House dining room and we are scheduling concerts and events in the festival area and the large Show Barn.
It is a fun filled adventure on the farm!

Looking Ahead:
There is still much to be done at the farm. Our ideas are many and our list is long but we welcome your thoughts.  Our goal is that each day, the historic property is just a little better than the day before.  We invite your group to share in the journey of Tennessee’s Chocolate Estate – to see the progress, enjoy the beauty, and to see why Frank Mars fell in love with the land and the people and built Milky Way Farm!
Please feel free to call/text  931-808-2281 or contact us to share an idea or schedule an event.
We sincerely want to be good stewards of this historic landmark, using the farm to honor the God who created its beauty while maintaining the legacy of its founder to re-ignite the pride and fond memories of those who have worked to make the farm a Tennessee treasure.

History:   The world famous Milky Way Farm on Route 31, south of Nashville, has some of the most scenic, fertile land in Middle Tennessee.  The historic property provides over one thousand acres of green pastures populated with herds of deer and flocks of wild turkey, enhanced by lakes, streams, massive barns, trails, and breathtaking vistas.

The Milky Way Farm began because of the vision of Frank Mars who purchased land in Tennessee in the 1930’s after the success of his Milky Way candy bar. His farm employed hundreds of workers during extreme economic times in Giles County. Known for prize Herefords, fast horses, fine sheep, incredible barns and breathtaking views the farm is dear to many. Photos of the farm in its glory days can be seen at the Train Museum in charming Lynnville, Tennessee.

The farm had its own railway stop to transport product and was one of the largest magnolia plantations of the South. Today the fine craftsmanship of all who worked on the property is evident in the architecture and design of the Manor House, the beautiful barns, stone houses, and rock walls. At this time, the property has over a thousand acres of green pastures with magnificent views of Middle Tennessee. The elegant twenty-five thousand square foot manor house featuring twenty bedrooms and fourteen baths built by Frank Mars and several of his original barns grace the property.  Frank Mars came to Tennessee with a dream and an idea and has greatly blessed Giles County, Tennessee for generations.

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