Behind the Scenes at Carnton


Offered Wednesday through Friday at 10:00 am
Tickets: $25

90-minute guided tour of Carnton, visiting areas of the home not open on the Classic House Tour

Please arrive at Carnton 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.

About the Behind the Scenes Tour

Carnton’s Behind the Scenes Tour will allow visitors to experience areas of the house not open on the Classic House Tour. The tour will begin with main areas of the house, before exploring the basement, third floor and back balcony. By seeing rooms never before accessed by the public, guests will be able to further understand the history of the McGavock family, who were directly impacted by the Battle of Franklin and saw their home used as a field hospital for Confederate wounded. 

The Behind the Scenes Tour lasts approximately 90 minutes. This tour is not recommended for children under the age of ten or those with limited mobility.

Contact Hannah Jacobs at (615) 905-0687 or for questions or to schedule a Behind the Scenes Tour. Special rates available for military groups of 10 or more - please call for details.