Group Tours at The Carter House & Carnton

We look forward to your group visiting The Carter House, Carnton, or both! See below for details on pricing and group tours. When you are ready to make a reservation, please fill out the request form below or contact Meagan Wuest with a couple of dates in mind at 615-794-0903 or meagan@boft.org.

Reservations

Reservations must be made at least 2 days in advance and are required for groups of 10 or more in order to receive the group rate. The group rate is $12 per person, per site for the Classic House Tour. There is no group rate for specialty tours. Tour leader and bus drivers are free.

Please note: Reserved group tours are not private tours.

The length of the Classic House Tour is 60 minutes. Please allow ample time to visit the grounds and gardens which are all self-guided. We have ample space for coach drop-off/pick-up, parking and turn-around.

Payment must be made in advance or the day of the tour. We accept all major credit cards and checks. One payment combining both site admissions is acceptable if your group is visiting both The Carter House and Carnton.


Group Tour Add-Ons

We have partnered with the local restaurants in Downtown Franklin to offer an exclusive Group Tour add-on, giving you the convenience of pre-ordered boxed lunches OR dinners that are delivered to your group at The Carter House or Carnton. Click below for details.

• Boxed Lunches (Click to expand)
We have partnered with Mercantile Deli and Tazikis Mediterranean Café in Downtown Franklin to offer an exclusive Group Tour add-on, giving you the convenience of pre-ordered custom boxed lunches that are delivered to your group at The Carter House or Carnton.

The price for this add-on is $15 per person.

For groups of 15 or less, individual boxed lunches include:
Sandwich or Wrap (your choice from multiple options)
Side Item (your choice from four options)
Dessert
Bottled Water


For, groups of 16 or more, individuals may choose from four boxed lunch options that include:
Sandwich or Wrap (leader chooses four options from multiple options)
Side Item (leader chooses four options from multiple options)
Dessert
Bottled Water


Limited picnic table space is available outdoors at both sites, so you may wish to bring blankets.

At Carnton, you may choose to rent the Gallery for an additional $5/person, per hour, for indoor seating up to 80 people. This includes tables, chairs, and plastic tablecloths. Floor length cloth tablecloths are available to rent for $15 each.

The gallery rentals are only available when they do not conflict with other events.

Orders must be submitted and payment received at least 10 days in advance of your group tour.

Contact Meagan Wuest at (615) 794-0903 or meagan@boft.org for menu options and to reserve your lunch.


• Dinner (Click to expand)
We have partnered with Puckett’s Grocery in Downtown Franklin to offer an exclusive Group Tour add-on, giving you the convenience of pre-ordered dinners that are delivered to your group at The Carter House or Carnton.

Groups of 15 or less: The price for this add-on is $20 per person.

Individual boxed dinner:
One Meat (your choice from multiple options)
2 Side Items (your choice from multiple options)
Dessert
Bottled Water

Groups of 16 or more: The price for this add-on is $25 per person.
Buffet Style:
One Meat (your choice from multiple options)
2 Side Items (your choice from multiple options)
Dessert
Bottled Water

Limited picnic table space is available outdoors at both sites, so you may wish to bring blankets.

At Carnton, you may choose to rent the Gallery for an additional $10/person for indoor seating up to 80 people.

At Carter House, weather permitting, you may choose to rent the courtyard for an open air dinner for an additional $10/person. Your dinner must be completed 30 minutes prior to sunset. Only available to groups 18 or less.

The grounds rentals are only available when they do not conflict with other events.

Orders must be submitted and payment received at least 2 weeks in advance of your event.

Contact Meagan Wuest at (615) 794-0903 or meagan@boft.org for details and a menu.


Request a Group Tour Online

If you have a group of 10 or more, please fill out the following form to request a group visit to either The Carter House, Carnton, 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 *
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Which site would you like to visit? *
Preferred Date of Visit *
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