Battlefield Tour


Offered Monday through Saturday at 11:00 am
Tickets: $25

90-minute guided walking tour of the Franklin battlefield near the Carter House *This ticket does not include a tour of the Carter House

This tour begins at the Carter House visitor center at 1140 Columbia Avenue, Franklin TN 37064. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Online ticket sales end 24 hours before scheduled tour, however walk-ins are welcome.

Additional Battlefield Tours offered on November 29 & 30, 2018

On November 29 and 30, in commemoration of the 154th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin, we will be offering multiple, 90-minute Battlefield Tours, departing every hour between 8 am and 2 pm. Reservations are required for the hourly Battlefield Tours offered on November 29 & 30. Please use the link above to purchase tickets or contact Meagan Roberts (615) 905-0693 or

About the Battlefield Tour

Join us for a comprehensive walking tour of the centermost portion 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 details of what became known as one of the greatest single assaults of the Civil War. The tour will take you to a number of locations on the field where crucial portions of the battle unfolded, from the Confederate breakthrough to the Federal defensive stand and counterassault. Walk along the Federal line, see the location of the former Carter cotton gin, visit the spot where Gen. Patrick Cleburne was killed, and see battlefield reclamation in progress.

Be aware this tour does not include a tour of Carter House. That ticket must be purchased separately. The Battlefield Tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and takes place entirely outdoors. Please plan accordingly.

Contact Meagan Roberts at (615) 905-0693 or for questions or to schedule a Battlefield Tour. Special rates available for military groups of 10 or more - please call for details.