Field Trips to The Carter House & Carnton Plantation

We look forward to your class visiting The Carter House, Carnton Plantation, or both! See below for details on pricing and school group tours. When you are ready to make a reservation, please fill out the request form below or contact Sarah Falck with a couple of dates in mind at 615-794-0903 or sarah@boft.org. Field trip pricing applies to homeschool groups of all sizes. However, private tours will not be given for groups under 10.

Cost per student, per site:

  • Kindergarten through 5th grade: $5.00
  • 6th grade through 8th grade: $6.00
  • 9th grade through college: $8.00
  • Chaperones/Parents: $12.00
  • Teachers free

Cost per student, both sites:

  • Kindergarten through 5th grade: $10.00
  • 6th grade through 8th grade: $12.00
  • 9th grade through college: $16.00
  • Chaperones/Parents: $24.00
  • Teachers free

Request a School Group Tour Online

Please fill out the following form to request a visit to either The Carter House, Carnton Plantation, or both. This form does not confirm your group visit - we will email or call to confirm your request. Please allow two business days to process your electronic request.

Name *
Name
Phone *
Phone
Type of Group
Please provide an estimate if number is unknown.
Please provide an estimate is number is unknown.
Please provide an estimate if number is unknown.
Which site would you like to visit? *
Preferred Date of Visit *
Preferred Date of Visit
Time
Time
Are you planning on having lunch on the grounds?

Details

Please arrive a few minutes prior to your scheduled tour time to handle payment and have total number of students confirmed. Payment must be made on the day of the tour (unless paid in advance). We accept all major credit cards and checks. One payment combining both site admissions is acceptable if you are visiting both The Carter House and Carnton Plantation.

Chaperones may pay separately, but please keep in mind that we have one register per site and multiple individual transactions may cause a delay.

We have ample space for parking and school bus drop-off/pick-up.

Students will be divided into groups of 30 or fewer, and tour guides will lead each group through the historic house and grounds. Learn about the Battle of Franklin and life in the 1860s through the eyes of the Carter and McGavock families.

There is ample outdoor space for eating lunch on the grounds, but you will need to provide blankets, trash bags, etc. All trash must be taken with you when you leave.

Students may visit the museum store with their teachers’ permission.