Calendar of Events

Events at The Carter House & Carnton Plantation

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.

Upcoming Events

Bootlegger's Bash
August 8, 2015

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 whiskey and moonshine, enjoy a delicious supper, and be entertained by a swanky band. Reservations are required - buy your tickets here!  Please contact Brittany Mayfield at (615) 794-0903 or for more information. 

Lecture Series: “The Founders, the Evolution of America, and the Road to Civil War”
August 20, 2015
6:00 pm
The Battle of Franklin Trust will kick off its free lecture series on Aug. 20 at 6 pm in the Fleming Center at Carnton. CEO Eric Jacobson and Franklin Civil War Roundtable founder Greg Wade will lead a discussion, entitled “The Founders, the Evolution of America, and the Road to Civil War.” The lecture is free and open to the public and will last about 60 minutes. Reservations are not required, although attendees are encouraged to arrive early as seating is limited to 100. For more information, contact Brittany Mayfield at (615) 794-0903 or

Carnton Sunset Concert Series - 7 Bridges Band
August 30, 2015

Carnton Plantation serves as a unique venue for friends and families to relax and listen to some of the area's most talented musicians. The gates open at 4:30 pm and the music lasts from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Tickets 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.

Vintage Base Ball Tournament
September 12 - 13, 2015
Start times TBA

Blue & Gray Days
November 6 - 7, 2015

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 Angell Wallace at (615) 794-0903 or

The 151st Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin and Annual Illumination
November 30, 2015

To commemorate the anniversary 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. More details will be announced in fall 2015.