Descendants' Reunion 2018
October 5 through October 7

The Battle of Franklin Trust hosts Descendants’ Reunions every other year the first weekend of October. This event welcomes descendants of soldiers who fought in the Battle of Franklin, as well as those descended from Franklin residents during the Civil War. Guests gather together and experience the history of their ancestors through special tours, dinners, speakers, and commemorative events. This is a special time for descendants to see first-hand where their ancestors stood over 150 years ago and learn more about this chapter in American history.

Registration is closed for this event.

For questions, please contact Savannah Weaver, Event Coordinator, at or (615) 905-0687.


Saturday, October 6 (continued)

9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Tours of the battlefield, Carter House, and Carnton

12:00 pm
Lunch provided by Puckett’s Grocery  

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Artifact Room* Open
Franklin Marriott Cool Springs

6:00 pm
Dinner and Presentation
Franklin Marriott Cool Springs

Sunday, October 7
(transportation not provided on Sunday)

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Breakfast at Carnton

10:00 – 10:45 am
Memorial Service

Friday, October 5

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Check-in for all attendees
Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
700 Cool Springs Blvd, Franklin, TN 37067

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Artifact Room* Open
Franklin Marriott Cool Springs

6:00 pm
Casual Buffet Dinner
Franklin Marriott Cool Springs

6:30 pm
Welcome Program

Saturday, October 6

9:00 am
Load buses from the main lobbies of the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs & 
Hyatt Place Franklin/Cool Springs


*The Artifact Room is a great place to share items, documents, or photographs related to your ancestor. If the original is too fragile or not transportable, please consider bringing a photo or scan of the object. All attendees are welcome to spend time in the Artifact Room, whether you bring anything or not - it is an opportunity to meet and socialize with other descendants as well as members of the BOFT staff.

Hotel & Accommodations

Some Descendants' Reunion activities will take place at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, approximately 7 miles from Carter House & Carnton.

A block of rooms has been reserved at a reduced rate at two Franklin hotels for attendees of the Battle of Franklin Descendants' Reunion. Please use the event name - The Battle of Franklin Trust Descendants' Reunion - when booking your room(s). 

Hyatt Place Franklin/Cool Springs
650 Bakers Bridge Avenue
Franklin, TN 37067
(615) 771-8900

Discounted rate for attendees: $139.00/night

Franklin Marriott Cool Springs*
700 Cool Springs Boulevard
Franklin, TN 37067
(615) 261-6100

*The block of rooms at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs has sold out.

Please note: Attendees must book directly with the hotel.

Deadline to book at the discounted rate:
September 7, 2018

Thank you to our sponsors!