Membership with The Battle of Franklin Trust

What is membership in The Battle of Franklin Trust?

Membership in The Battle of Franklin Trust provides you with the value of being a supporter with privileges at both The Carter House and Carnton Plantation. Your benefits are in effect for a one year period from date of membership. All levels of membership also help fund the Battle of Franklin Endowment.

How do I sign up for membership?

Or click here to download a membership form.
Please submit completed membership forms with method of payment to:
The Battle of Franklin Trust
attn: Membership
1345 Eastern Flank Circle
Franklin, TN 37064

Can I give a Battle of Franklin Trust membership as a gift?

Yes, you can. Please click here to gift a membership.

What is the Battle of Franklin Endowment?

The Battle of Franklin Endowment is a fund established to protect and preserve the historic structures, support battlefield reclamation efforts, plan for the future, and secure Franklin’s place in history.

The Endowment is designed to be at the heart of philanthropic support for The Battle of Franklin Trust.  Ten percent of all memberships will be allocated directly to the Endowment.

Unless otherwise indicated, estate and memorial gifts to the Trust will be directed towards the Endowment to provide support for preservation in perpetuity.

Levels of Membership

Legacy Donor - $1,000

  • You and a guest are invited to attend The Battle of Franklin Trust annual donor appreciation dinner.
  • You receive two tickets to the Carnton Sunset Summer Concert Series.
  • 10% discount in the gift shops
  • Annual Pass (5 people)
  • The Battlefield Dispatch magazine
  • Invitations to all Battle of Franklin Trust events
  • Recognition as member and Battle of Franklin Endowment supporter

Preservation Donor - $250

  • 10% discount in the gift shops
  • Annual Pass (4 people)
  • The Battlefield Dispatch magazine
  • Invitations to all Battle of Franklin Trust events
  • Recognition as member and Battle of Franklin Endowment supporter

Family Donor - $125

  • Annual Pass (3 people)
  • 10% discount in the gift shops
  • The Battlefield Dispatch magazine
  • Invitations to all Battle of Franklin Trust events
  • Recognition as member and Battle of Franklin Endowment supporter

Blue and Gray Donor - $65

  • Annual Pass (2 people)
  • 5% discount in the gift shops
  • The Battlefield Dispatch magazine
  • Invitations to all Battle of Franklin Trust events
  • Recognition as member and Battle of Franklin Endowment supporter

Individual Donor - $40

  • Annual Pass (1 person)
  • The Battlefield Dispatch magazine
  • Invitations to all Battle of Franklin Trust events
  • Recognition as member and Battle of Franklin Endowment supporter

 

* The Annual Pass allows admission for any party or combination of parties to the Classic Tour at both The Carter House and Carnton.

** Gift shop discount: some exclusions apply

*** Battle of Franklin Trust events: fees may apply

Is my membership tax deductible?

The Battle of Franklin Trust is a 501(c)(3) organization and your membership is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. The amount that is not deductible is the value of the Legacy Dinner.

Your support is important to the mission of The Battle of Franklin Trust in continuing the charitable and educational purposes of preserving, restoring, maintaining and interpreting the properties, artifacts and documents related to the battle so as to preserve an important part of the nation’s history. Thank you for your consideration.

For more information or questions please call 615-786-1864.