Take a Tour of The Carter House & Carnton Plantation
The Carter House and Carnton Plantation are open daily for guided tours. 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. 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
- Classic Tour per site
- Adults: $15.00
- Seniors (over 65): $12.00
- Children 6 – 12: $8.00
- Children under 6: free
- Effective July 1, 2015, the price for our Classic Tours will be $15 for everyone over the age of 12.
- Battlefield Tour at The Carter House: $25.00
- Extended Tour at Carnton Plantation: $25.00
- Value Ticket for The Carter House, Carnton Plantation & the Lotz House: $30.00
- Click here for school group rates.
Click here for adult group rates.
Explore the Grounds
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.
Visit the Museum Store
The Museum Stores 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. With a savings of $10 per adult, the Value Ticket grants you admission for the guided tours at The Carter House, Carnton Plantation, and the Lotz House.
Historic House Tours
at a glance
At least 90 minutes per house
Guided tour lasts 60 minutes
Last guided tour of the day
is at 4 pm
Photography permitted outside only
No pets, with the exception of service animals
Snacks onsite, restaurants nearby
No smoking around historic home