As one of multiple historic architectural treasures on the Milky Way property, Mars' 25 bedroom, Tudor Style manor including his dining room table with seating for 40 guests was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. It's hard to argue with 25,000 square feet!
Though the original 30 barns of Milky Way Farm have faded into photographs, the history of the land is honored with those that still stand. Stone and wood, hay and shelter – take a visit through unique and historic barns at Milky Way Farm.
We believe the trails on Milky Way Farm were made for hiking, walking, riding, and yes, even mountain bikes. New paths continue to be forged. Take it all in however you travel. These trails share beautiful scenes of Tennessee.
In developing the Milky Way Farm property in the 1930's, Frank Mars provided jobs for some 800 workers in Giles County through challenging economic times, and they arrived each day passing under a steel "Milky Way" arch over the entry gate. Well, that entrance still stands, and this is how it looks today.
Ethel Mars oversaw operations that produced prize-winning Hereford cattle and thoroughbred horses that were winners on the racetrack. In 1940, Milky Way Farm’s Gallahadion won the Kentucky Derby. The pride is felt in the stables still today. We invite you to see for yourself!
Though 1100 acres of breathtaking views could be a developer's dream, we'd like to think we are joined by at least a few who love the natural setting that drew Frank Mars to this property years ago. In that spirit, we are trying to keep history alive through the rolling hills and open fields.