The mission of The Battle of Franklin is to preserve, understand, and interpret the story of a people forever impacted by the American Civil War. There are a variety of ways in which you can support the efforts of the Battle of Franklin Trust. Membership provides you with the value of being a supporter with privileges at both The Carter House and Carnton Plantation. General donations, in addition to admissions, gift shop sales, special events and memberships help supplement the day to day operations. Special project support such as The Carter Outbuildings and Carter Hill Battlefield Park are identified to assist in preserving the properties, understand and interpret.