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.
- 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 will be closed temporarily from 9:30 am to 11:45 am on Friday, March 31, 2017. Carnton will be closed temporarily from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm on Friday, March 31, 2017.
Classic Tour per site
- Adults: $18.00
- Children 6 – 15: $8.00
- Children under 6: free
We also offer specialty tours throughout the week: Extended Tours at The Carter House and Carnton Plantation, a Battlefield Tour, and a Behind the Scenes Tour 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.