Historic Main Barn at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm
A nationally known horse breeding facility established in the 1930s just north of downtown Franklin, Harlinsdale Farm was purchased by the city of Franklin in 2004, placed under a permanent conservation easement in 2007, and opened to the public shortly thereafter.
Harlinsdale Farm has been called the most significant historic farm associated with the Tennessee Walking Horse Industry. In 1933, W.W. Harlin established the farm on the northern outskirts of great renown in the fledgling Tennessee Walking Horse Industry. From the 1940s until the early 2000s, the farm served mainly as a breeding operation, run by the Harlin Family. Friends of Franklin Parks aims to assist the City in restoring this famous Tennessee landmark.
The historic Main Barn at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm is an iconic symbol in our community. This year, Friends of Franklin Parks has pledged $300K to this restoration project. With the help from our community, we have reached close to $260K in support of this effort! Please consider helping us get this important project under way! We are offering the Yearling Club Sponsorship at $1,000. Here’s how you can help: