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

Gentle Barn Nashville: Dudley’s Legacy

Gentle Barn Nashville Tennessee opening August 26th 2018

Tickets must be purchased in advance to visit.

Pricing: Adults $20, Kids $10
Hours: Sunday 10am - 2pm

  • Times are all CENTRAL times.

Please note that tickets are non-refundable.

The barn is located in Christiana, Tennessee. Additional information about barn location will be provided on the email you receive immediately following the donation for 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.

Calling all musicians!
We are looking for local artists to perform every Sunday in September at The Gentle Barn.
If you're interested, email mc@gentlebarn.org

Gentle Barn Nashville

We Did It Together!

We Did It Together!

It's official—we're moving to our forever home outside Nashville! Thank you so much for supporting, donating, fundraising and praying during the last eight weeks. We are eternally grateful for the outpouring of love that made this happen. The Gentle Barn is ready to serve Middle Tennessee at our new forever home just outside Nashville. The new location will allow us to save more animals, reach a larger community, heal more children and open many more hearts.

We still need your support! Now that we have purchased the property, the hard work of preparing it begins. We have fences to build, barns to repair and many other projects to accomplish in a short amount of time. We still need donations and we also need volunteers! Thanks to you, The Gentle Barn Nashville will be Dudley's legacy and the miraculous work we will do there will honor his memory.

New Nashville Property

The Dudley Story

In 2015, The Gentle Barn was contacted by a friend of a cattle rancher, near Nashville, about a young steer, who had lost a hoof and was in need of help. The Gentle Barn stepped in and orchestrated the very complicated recovery of this animal, who touched many lives. Through many operations and months of rehabilitation, and the successful fitting of a prosthetic hoof, this young, courageous steer became known to the world as Dudley.

Dudley inspired the creation of The Gentle Barn Tennessee, which began on a leased 12 acres in Knoxville. When Dudley came home to The Gentle Barn, he mesmerized the world with his joyfulness and playfulness. When Dudley, unfortunately, passed away, we received thousands of letters from people who were inspired by Dudley. Because of Dudley, many people learned to love animals more, to see their intelligence and make more gentle choices.

Dudley & Family


The Gentle Barn Nashville, Tennessee Property

Location Sponsorships

Thank you so much for your interest in supporting The Gentle Barn’s new Nashville property.

Please see the list and the corresponding numbered map of the new property, highlighting the opportunities for giving and the corresponding locations and dollar amounts. Please note that benches and tables* will be available for sponsorship and do not appear on the map. The benches and tables with donor plaques will be placed around the lake and throughout the property, but the exact locations have yet to be determined.

Thanks again for your kind consideration of a donation to The Gentle Barn!

New Nashville Property

Front Entry Sign

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Dudley Cow Barn

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Cow Pasture Sign

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Cow Stalls

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Cow Paddock

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Mini Barn Cow Paddock

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Stables

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Horse Pasture

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Horse Paddock

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Mini Barn Horse Paddock

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Pond

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Creek

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Horse Stalls

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Upper Barnyard

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Event Center

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Organic Garden

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Stage with Ampitheater

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Pig Woods

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