Events at The 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.

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. Click here for more information or to register!

Sunset Concert Series

June 25, 2017

Featuring Music City Stones - a Rolling Stones 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!

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. Click here for more information or to register!

Battle of Franklin Trust Lecture Series

July 13, 2017

“America, the Confederacy and the future of our Civil War”
The event begins at 6:00 pm and is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required, but seating is limited. If you have further questions please contact jayde@boft.org or (615) 786-1864.

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 The 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 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 The 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 & Gray Days draws hundreds of school children and adult spectators every year.  Hosted by both The Carter House and Carnton, 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.