Take a Tour of The Carter House & Carnton Plantation

About the Tour

The Carter House and Carnton Plantation are open daily for guided tours. Tours are offered throughout the day, and the last one begins at 4:00 pm. The guided tour at each site lasts approximately one hour, and we recommend spending an additional 30 to 60 minutes exploring the grounds and outbuildings. Use the map provided with the purchase of admission to explore the grounds and gardens of the historic houses before and after your tour. Original outbuildings are open at both locations. While we hope you have time to visit both historic houses, you may choose to visit just one.

The Carter House and Carnton are approximately 1.25 miles from each other. Both sites are convenient to downtown Franklin. Click here for directions to The Carter House and Carnton Plantation.

Operating Hours

  • Monday through Saturday - 9 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday - 11 am to 5 pm

The sites are closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas

**Please Note: The Carter House and Carnton will be temporarily closed for short periods of time on the following dates:

  • On Tuesday, May 2, 2017, The Carter House is closed from 10:00am to 11:30am and Carnton is closed from 12:00pm to 1:20pm.
  • On Thursday, May 18, 2017, the Carter House is closed from 9:00am to 10:30am and Carnton is closed from 11:00am to 12:30pm. 

Classic Tour per site

  • Adults: $18.00
  • Children 6 – 15: $8.00
  • Children under 6: free

Value Ticket for The Carter House, Carnton Plantation & the Lotz House: $35.00

Specialty Tours

We also offer specialty tours throughout the week: Battlefield Tours, and Extended Tours and Behind the Scenes Tours at Carnton. Click here to learn more about each of these tours!

Visit the Gift Shop

The Gift Shops at both sites offer a wide selection of titles about the Battle of Franklin, the Tennessee Campaign of 1864, and other related topics. Dozens of other items are available as well, from clothing to collectibles. Some merchandise is available to purchase online!

Experience Everything Franklin has to Offer

Franklin is a town rich in history. We recommend the Value Ticket to make the most of your visit. The Value Ticket grants you admission for the guided tours at The Carter House, Carnton Plantation, and the Lotz House.