Specialty Tours at Carter House and Carnton

In addition to the Classic Tour offered daily, The Battle of Franklin Trust offers specialty tours throughout the week. Each specialty tour lasts 90 minutes and costs $25 for all ages. Specialty tours are not recommended for young children.

Please contact Meagan Wuest at (615) 794-0903 or meagan@boft.org for questions.


Slavery and the Enslaved: Tours at Carter House and Carnton

Offered Tuesdays at Carter House and Thursdays at Carnton at 10:00 am.

Learn more about the African-American experience at Carter House or Carnton. This 90-minute guided tour focuses on slavery as an institution and the specific people who were enslaved at each site. Click here to read more.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Online ticket sales end 24 hours before scheduled tour, however walk-ins are welcome.


Battlefield Tour (Carter House)

Offered Tuesday through Saturday at 11:00 am.

Join us for a comprehensive 90-minute outdoor walking tour of the Franklin battlefield. Battlefield Tours start from Carter House Visitor Center. Click here to read more!

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Online ticket sales end 24 hours before scheduled tour, however walk-ins are welcome.


Behind the Scenes Tour (Carnton)

Offered Thursdays and Fridays at 10:00 am.

Carnton’s Behind the Scenes Tour will allow visitors to experience never before seen areas of the historic home. Tours last 90 minutes. Click here to read more!

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Online ticket sales end 24 hours before scheduled tour, however walk-ins are welcome.


Carnton Extended Tour

Offered Tuesday through Saturday at 11:00 am.*

Join us for a comprehensive 90-minute walking tour of Carnton. The tour focuses on some elements of the Battle of Franklin, how Carnton was used as a field hospital, the history of the McGavock family and Confederate Cemetery, as well as the history of slavery at Carnton, in Tennessee, and across America. Click here to read more!

*Due to the high volume of student tours in the fall, Extended Tours are limited and may not be available on some days. Please call to confirm Extended Tour availability - (615) 794-0903. Availability of Extended Tours is not guaranteed.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Online ticket sales end 24 hours before scheduled tour.