Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.

Visit The Gentle Barn - Tennessee

Come Visit Us on Saturday!

You will get to meet Dudley, saved from slaughter with a missing foot. He is now happy and healthy and has a brand new prosthetic foot. He loves treats and scratches on his back.

You will get to meet Worthy, who was born with a deformed leg. After months in the hospital she is now happy and healthy with a straight leg. You will also get to meet Worthy's mom, Indie and brother, Chris who will stay together at The Gentle Barn for the rest of their lives.

You will get to watch Gentle Barn rescue videos and shop at our gift store.

The Gentle Barn will be rescuing more animals in Tennessee, so who knows who else you will get to meet?

Come fall in love!

Tickets must be purchased in advance to visit.

Closed Saturday 12/24 and Saturday 12/31
(Christmas Eve & New Years Eve)

Pricing: Adults $20, Kids $10
Hours: Saturday 11am - 1pm

  • Lunch is included;
  • Program begins promptly at 11:00;
  • Times are all EASTERN times.

Please note that tickets are non-refundable.

The barn is located in Knoxville, Tennessee. Additional information about barn location will be provided on the email you receive immediately following the purchase of your tickets. Please check your spam folder if it does not appear in your inbox. This email will act as your ticket. Please bring this email or a copy of your receipt on the day you visit. There will be no physical tickets mailed to you.

Out of respect for the animals, we kindly ask that you do not bring any dairy, egg, meat, poultry, or seafood onto the property. The Gentle Barn is an outdoor farm environment, therefore we strongly recommend all visiting guests wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, a hat, and plenty of sunscreen. Be sure to bring plenty of water for your group!

Jackie's Fund

A few years ago at The Gentle Barn, one of our office assistants took a call from a mother and daughter who had nowhere to go for Thanksgiving and couldn't afford to come to our Gentle Thanksgiving event. Before we learned about it, Jackie had paid out of her own pocket to help this family come to the event. Jackie didn't say anything about it to anyone and it would have gone unnoticed, had the woman not said something to us later at the event.

Jackie's generosity is the spirit of The Gentle Barn and what we are all reaching for here. So in Jackie's name we have decided to start a fund, to help pay for families to come share in the unconditional love and hope at The Gentle Barn, when they cannot afford to come. Please donate towards this fund and allow others the opportunity to experience the magic of The Gentle Barn who cannot afford it, so we can continue Jackie's legacy to help people come celebrate love and life with us!


2 Hour Private Tour Back To Top

You will get an intimate 2-hour experience. We will share the history of The Gentle Barn, personally introduce you to all of our animals, and share their stories of rescue and recovery. You will also get to brush and hug our cows, feed the horses carrots, give our pig's tummy rubs, pet the goats, hold the chickens and cuddle the turkeys. It is an experience unlike any other! Private Tours also make a great gift! Surprise someone special today!

  • Donation: $400 (Due 1 week prior to booking date and is non-refundable)
  • Maximum of 20 people
  • All events are tentative until the full payment and signed confirmation are received at The Gentle Barn.

Contact us for more information on booking a Private Tour.
(Events canceled due to extreme weather may be rescheduled)


VIP All Day Tour Back To Top

Want to have the barnyard all to yourself and eat lunch with us? Book a VIP Day Tour during the week!

You will get an intimate 6-hour experience as we share the history of The Gentle Barn, personally introduce you to all of our animals at our Tennessee location. You will also get to brush and hug our cows, feed the horses carrots, give our pig's tummy rubs, and hold the chickens. It is an experience unlike any other!

VIP Day Tours also make a great gift! Surprise someone special today!

  • Donation: $1,000 (Due 1 week prior to booking date and is non-refundable)
  • Maximum of 5 people
  • All events are tentative until the full payment and signed confirmation are received at The Gentle Barn.

VIP Day Tour Itinerary

Arrive at The Gentle Barn 8am then brush the cows, groom the horses, feed the chickens and pigs, fill water buckets, and help us clean up after the animals. Then have lunch with us. Then after lunch spend time with the animals hugging the cows, giving carrots to the horses, tummy rubs to the pigs, hold the chickens in your laps, and watch Dudley and Worthy's movies.

Contact us for more information on booking a VIP Day Tour.
(Events canceled due to extreme weather may be rescheduled)


Have A Party At The Gentle Barn! Back To Top

#2) Private Party - For a $400 donation, you get a private party for up to 25 guests.

You and your guests will get an intimate 2-hour experience as we share the history of The Gentle Barn, personally introduce you to all of our animals, and share their stories of rescue and recovery. You will also get to brush and hug our cows, feed the horses carrots, give our pig's tummy rubs, and hold the chickens. It is an experience unlike any other!


#1) Saturday Party With The Public - Saturday parties are held during our normal public hours (11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m) and you can enjoy the animals and picnic area along with our other visitors. The donation we ask for Saturday parties is the same as all other Sunday visitors.

Please note that all guests will need to enter through the designated front entrance along with the public. Picnic tables are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and early entry will not be permitted.

Please contact us for more information on booking a Private Party.


Special Events Back To Top

Have your next Special Event at The Gentle Barn! We host Corporate Picnics, Graduation Parties, Reunions, Engagement Parties, Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Baby Showers, and more!


Let Us Host Your Next Field Trip! Back To Top

A visit to The Gentle Barn provides children from any background a great opportunity to learn about farm animals with their unique features and personalities. Scout troops, home school groups, school classrooms, church groups or any other group of children are all welcome to have a field trip here.

Your group will get an intimate 2-hour experience as we share the history of The Gentle Barn, personally introduce you to all of our animals, and share their stories of rescue and recovery. You will also get to brush and hug our cows, feed the horses carrots, give our pig's tummy rubs, and hold the chickens. It is an experience unlike any other! We ask $10 per child with a minimum commitment of $200 per visit with a maximum of 25 kids. You can bring as many chaperones / parents as needed at no extra charge.

Contact us for more information on booking a Field Trip.