The Tate Barn was restructured to stand as an iconic representation of the agricultural history in Heber Valley. The original barn was erected in 1902 when Francis Tate, an English emigrant, established a dairy farm in the location where the barn now sits below Soldier Hollow. Tate used local red pine on a foundation of “pot rock” which was commonly used on structures in the area.
The barn became part of Wasatch Mountain State Park in 1961 where it was used for agricultural purposes. But during the winter of 1996, the barn fell into disrepair as a result of heavy snowfall. A group of local citizens, public agencies, civic organizations, contractors, suppliers, and philanthropists formed to reconstruct a barn similar to the original structure.
Note: Tate Barn is located inside Wasatch Mountain State Park boundaries. An entrance fee is required to visit the barn. The interior is closed, but visitors can walk around the outside and learn about the history of the valley from the posted signage.