Visit the Carter House and Carnton Plantation

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.

A limited number of Evening Tours of Carnton are available in Fall 2015. Click here for more information!

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

Admission charged

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

Free Parking