Blue & Gray Days

Thursday through Saturday – November 8-10, 2018

Blue & Gray Days draws hundreds of school children and adult spectators every year. At both Carter House and Carnton, guests will meet Civil War re-enactors and get hands-on experience with clothes, trades, and weapons of the past. This living history experience is the perfect field trip and great for families.

This year includes in the living historians and re-enactors are Pres. Abraham Lincoln, Gen. U.S. Grant, Confederate and Federal Soldiers, 19th-century cricket players, and living historians performing tasks from every day life in the 1800s.

General Admission for Blue & Gray Days is included with the purchase of a Classic House Tour. A grounds pass only may be purchased for $10.00.

Classic House Tour and Grounds Pass Tickets are purchased the day-of the event in either the Carter House or Carnton visitor centers.

House tours on the mornings of Thursday, Nov. 8th and Friday, Nov. 9th are reserved for school groups. If you are a teacher looking to book a school group or a homeschool parent looking to come to the event, pre-booked tour times are required. Please contact Sarah Falck at or (615) 905-0692.

Special Pricing for Student Groups and Homeschool Families per site:

Children under 6: FREE
Students Kindergarten – 5th Grade: $5.00
Students 6th – 8th grade: $6.00
Students 9th – 12th grade: $8.00
Adult/Chaperone: $12.00
Teachers: FREE (one free teacher per 10 students)

Contact: Sarah Falck, Education Coordinator or (615) 905-0692

Thank you to our sponsor for Blue & Gray Days:

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BOFT events are made possible by our generous sponsors: