Visit The Carter House

Carter House Guided Tours

Carter House Visitors Center
The Carter House Visitors Center

Guided tours of the historic Carter House are offered daily. Upon purchasing admission in the Visitors Center, your tour time will be provided. Generally, you will not have to wait more than 30 minutes for a tour. Admission includes a grounds brochure and map to guide you around the property both before and after your tour. We recommend that you plan a minimum of 90 minutes on site. The last guided tour begins at 4 pm.

On fall and spring weekday mornings, you may want to call before you come because school groups often visit on those days. We will offer tours but they may be delayed slightly.


1140 Columbia Avenue
Franklin, Tennessee 37064
(615) 791-1861

Hours of Operation

Monday through Saturday — 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday — 11 am to 5 pm

The Carter House is closed for the following holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.

Classic Tour

  • Adults: $15.00
  • Children 6 – 12: $8.00
  • Children under 6: free

Value Ticket for The Carter House, Carnton Plantation & the Lotz House: $30.00

We also offer specialty tours at The Carter House throughout the week: Extended Tours and a Battlefield Tour. Click here to learn more about each of these tours!

Battlefield Tour

Tuesday through Friday at 11:00 am.
Saturday at 11: 00 am (reservations are required)

Tickets: $25 (all ages)

Reservations are recommended, but not required for Battlefield Tours held Tuesdays through Fridays.
Reservations are required for Battlefield Tours held on Saturdays.

Please contact Angell Wallace at (615) 794-0903 or for questions or to make reservations.

Join us for a comprehensive walking tour of the Franklin battlefield. The tour focuses on many elements of the Battle of Franklin, explaining why it occurred, the arrival of the Federal and Confederate armies, and the details of what became known as one of the greatest single assaults of the Civil War.

Arrive at The Carter House at least 15 minutes prior to tour time. The Battlefield Tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and takes place entirely outdoors. Please plan accordingly. This tour is not recommended for children under the age of 10 or those with limited mobility.

Museum Store

The Carter House Museum Store offers 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!