Events at The Carter House and Carnton Plantation provide opportunities for exploring these historic sites in a whole different way. From the Carnton Sunset Concert Series to Blue & Gray Days, there is something for everyone.

Vintage Baseball Game

April 2, 2017, 12:00 pm & 2:30 pm

Come enjoy America's favorite pass time, 1860s style! The rules, uniforms, even the music is accurate to the Civil War. This free event takes place in the west field at Carnton Plantation. Free parking is available next to the field. Visit Tennessee Association of Vintage Baseball for more details. 

Vintage Baseball Game

April 9, 2017, 12:00 pm 

Come enjoy America's favorite pass time, 1860s style! The rules, uniforms, even the music is accurate to the Civil War. This free event takes place in the west field at Carnton Plantation. Free parking is available next to the field. Visit Tennessee Association of Vintage Baseball for more details. 

Legacy Dinner

April 28, 2017
The Legacy Dinner is our special way of honoring major donors of The Battle of Franklin Trust. At this annual black tie event held at Carnton Plantation, guests will enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a gourmet dinner. Reservations are required. Please contact Jayde Jacobs at (615) 794-0903 or jayde@boft.org for more information.

Vintage Baseball Game

May 7, 2017, 12:00 pm & 2:30 pm 

Come enjoy America's favorite pass time, 1860s style!  The rules, uniforms, even the music is accurate to the Civil War.  This free event takes place in the west field at Carnton Plantation.  Free parking is available next to the field.  Visit Tennessee Association of Vintage Baseball for more details. 

Calicos & Cadets Summer Camp

June 20-22, 2017
“Life in the 1800s”
Come take a step back in time and encounter life in the 1800s! Students will have the opportunity to churn butter and snack on treats from the past, dig for artifacts, play period games, and engage in other Victorian activities to discover nineteenth century America. This camp provides a fun, hands-on experience for kids to dive into history. The cost of this camp is $125.00/per camper. For questions or more information, please contact Sarah Falck at (615) 794-0903 or sarah@boft.org.

Sunset Concert Series

June 25, 2017

Featuring Jaggered Edge - a Rolling Stones Tribute
Carnton Plantation serves as a unique venue for friends and families to relax on the lawn and listen to some of area’s most talented musicians. The gates open at 5:00 P.M. and the music lasts from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children (6-12) and may be purchased either in advance or at the door. Guests are welcome to pack picnic dinners or take advantage of on-site food and beverage vendors. Check back soon for more information! 

Calicos & Cadets Summer Camp

July 11-13, 2017
“Soldier Life”
Learn what life was like for both Union and Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. Through activities like marching, drilling, and enlisting, the Civil War becomes alive.  Women also played a vital role for both sides – learn about the home front and nurses, as students participate in an authentic field hospital.  The camp provides an engaging learning experience for boys and girls ages 8-12!The cost of this camp is $125.00/per camper. For questions or more information, please contact Sarah Falck at (615) 794-0903 or sarah@boft.org.

Sunset Concert Series

July 30, 2017

Featuring Resurrection - a Journey Tribute
Carnton Plantation serves as a unique venue for friends and families to relax on the lawn and listen to some of area’s most talented musicians. The gates open at 5:00 P.M. and the music lasts from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children (6-12) and may be purchased either in advance or at the door. Guests are welcome to pack picnic dinners or take advantage of on-site food and beverage vendors. Check back soon for more information! 

Bootlegger’s Bash

August 26, 2017
Inspired by Williamson County’s unique history of bootlegging, the Bootlegger’s Bash is an event which attracts a fun crowd. This casual evening at Carnton Plantation will give guests the opportunity to taste local whiskeys, enjoy a delicious Southern supper, and be entertained by a lively band. Reservations are required.  Please contact Jayde Jacobs at (615) 794-0903 or jayde@boft.org for more information. 

Vintage Baseball Tournament

September 10-11, 2017

12 teams vie for the the Sulpher Dell Cup. Come enjoy America's favorite pass time, 1860s style! The rules, uniforms, even the music is accurate to the Civil War. This free event takes place in the west field at Carnton Plantation. Free parking is available next to the field. Times of matches to come. Visit Tennessee Association of Vintage Baseball for more details. 

Blue & Gray Days

November 9 - 11, 2017
Blue & Gray Days draws hundreds of school children and adult spectators every year.  Hosted by both The Carter House and Carnton Plantation, guests will meet Civil War re-enactors and get hands-on experience with clothes, trades, and weapons of the past.  This living history experience is the perfect field trip and great for families.  For additional details or to make field trip reservations, please contact Sarah Falck at (615) 794-0903 or sarah@boft.org.

Battle of Franklin 5K & Kids’ Fun Run

November 11, 2017
Join us for a run or walk through historic Franklin. Stay tuned for more details.

153rd Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin – Illumination

November 30, 2017
To commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the Battle of Franklin, 10,000 luminaries, representing the casualties of the battle, will be lit at dusk.  This event is free to the public.