Events at Carter House and Carnton 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.

Sunset Concert Series

July 30, 2017

Featuring Resurrection - a Journey Tribute
Carnton 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 pm and the music lasts from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Tickets are $10/advance or $12/gate for adults and $5 for children (6-15). Guests are welcome to pack picnic dinners or take advantage of on-site food and beverage vendors. Buy tickets online!

Teacher Appreciation Day

August 19, 2017

Show your Teacher ID to get free admission into both Carter House and Carnton on Classic House Tours. Teachers also receive 10% off educational resources in the gift shops. For more information, please contact Sarah Falck at sarah@boft.org or (615) 794-0903.

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 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 click here or contact Jayde Jacobs at (615) 794-0903 or jayde@boft.org for more information. 

Vintage Baseball Tournament

September 9-10, 2017

Saturday's games: 9:00, 11:00, 1:00, 3:00

Sunday's games: 12:30, 2:30

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. Visit Tennessee Association of Vintage Baseball for more details. 

Teacher Appreciation Day

September 23, 2017

Show your Teacher ID to get free admission into both Carter House and Carnton on Classic House Tours. Teachers also receive 10% off educational resources in the gift shops. For more information, please contact Sarah Falck at sarah@boft.org or (615) 794-0903.

Blue & Gray Days

November 9 - 11, 2017

Blue and Gray Days is an annual living history event at Carter House and Carnton that allows guests to step into the past. In addition to the classic house tours, re-enactors and living historians set up camp sites and perform demonstrations. Visitors can meet and visit with Abraham Lincoln and Gen. U.S. Grant, play a game of 19th Century cricket, or learn the differences between Federal and Confederate soldiers.  Click here for additional details.

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.