154th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin

November 30, 2018

On Friday, November 30, 2018, The Battle of Franklin Trust will once again display luminaries at dusk to honor the 10,000 casualties inflicted during the Battle of Franklin 154 years ago.

This event is free to the public.

Update 11/30/2018 at 12:15 pm CST:
The Illumination tonight will be happening ON SCHEDULE, with the ceremony and reading of casualties starting at 4pm at Carnton, followed by walk-through tours of Carnton and Carter House from 5pm-7pm. Due to the inclement weather, the luminaries will be inside the house at Carnton, and some at Carter House as well. Please join us in commemorating what happened here in Franklin 154 years ago.

Seeking Volunteers for the 2019 illumination!

Volunteers are essential in making this event possible by assisting with the set up and break down of the luminaries. If you are interested in participating as a volunteer, visit this page to learn more and sign up.