Blue & Gray Days

Thursday through Saturday, November 7-9, 2019

Blue and Gray Days is a three-day event that draws hundreds of school children and adult spectators every year. At both Carter House and Carnton, guests will meet Civil War re-enactors and 1800s living historians. They get hands-on experience with clothes, trades, and weapons of the past.  

Living Historians and Re-enactors in 2018:

  • Period music by the Caldwells

  • Rev. Charles Buchahn depicting a Federal Chaplain

  • Dennis Boggs as Abraham Lincoln

  • Dr. Naima Johnston-Bush depicting slave spirituals

  • Curt Fields as Gen. U.S. Grant

  • Historic Cricket

  • 1800s Outdoor Games and Activities

  • Confederate and Federal camps

  • And much, much more…

The mornings of Thursday and Friday 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 for school pricing are required. Please contact Sarah Falck at or (615)-905-0692.

Special Pricing for School 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 Admission: $12.00

  • Teachers: FREE (one free teacher per 10 students)

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.

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

Thank you to our sponsor for Blue & Gray Days 2018:

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BOFT events are made possible by our generous sponsors: