Take a Tour of Carter House & Carnton

About the Classic House Tour

Carter House and Carnton are open daily for guided house tours. Tours are offered throughout the day, and the last one begins at 4:00 pm. The Classic 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.

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

Operating Hours

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

The last guided tour of the day begins at 4 pm.

Please note: Carnton will be closed from 10:00 am to 11:30 am on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Tours will resume after 11:30 am.

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

Classic Tour per site

An hour long guided tour of the historic house

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

Combination Ticket for Carter House & Carnton: $30.00

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

Specialty Tours

We also offer specialty tours throughout the week: Battlefield Tours, Extended Tours, Behind the Scenes Tours, and tours discussing Slavery and the Enslaved. 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 Carter House, Carnton, and the Lotz House.