Calicos and Cadets Summer Camp

Calicos & Cadets Summer Camp at The Carter House
& Carnton Plantation

Every summer, The Battle of Franklin Trust hosts Calicos & Cadets. Boy and girls ages 6 - 12 are invited to join us as we explore 19th century soldier and civilian life through activities, games, and re-enactor demonstrations.

Please note that there are three separate camps this year – each camp has a different theme and the activites will vary between camps. The first day of each camp will be at Carnton, and the second day of each camp will be at The Carter House (campers need to be dropped off and picked up at the site they are visiting that day).

For questions or more information, please contact Angell Wallace at (615) 794-0903 or

Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $100/child

Camp #1: "Medicine and the Minie Ball"
June 10 – 11

Join us for two fun-filled days of learning and adventure. Campers will explore topics about the Civil War including doctors and hospitals, civilian life, and soldier life. Boys and girls will get a chance to explore the grounds of Carnton on Friday and The Carter House on Saturday, playing games, seeking out treasures in a scavenger hunt, and even drilling like a real Civil War soldier!

Camp #2: "From Homefront to Haversack"
June 17 – 18

What was it like to be a farmer one day and a soldier the next? How did life change for civilians after so many young men left for war? The boys and girls will explore these and many more topics during this camp session. Campers will play games, make crafts, and even visit a third historic site in Franklin: the Lotz House!

Camp #3: "Walking in Their Footsteps"
July 15 – 16
Campers will walk the Franklin battlefield where the soldiers did over 150 years ago. During this session, boys and girls will learn about soldier life from re-enactors, explore the battlefield and seek out treasures during a scavenger hunt, and march like real soldiers! We will read real letters from Civil War soldiers to their loved ones at home and even make our own drum as though we were real drummer boys.

Register Now!

Please fill out the following three forms and submit them along with payment to:

The Battle of Franklin Trust, attn: Angell Wallace
1345 Eastern Flank Circle
Franklin, TN 37064


Camp Registration Form

Camp Health Form

Camp Permission Form