Come out to Carnton for Vintage Base Ball!

The Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball plays games across Nashville and Franklin, and Carnton is the proud home of the Franklin Farriers. This base ball league promotes living history by playing by 1860s rules, with equipment and costumes to match! Games are free to enjoy.

Games at Carnton will be held on May 19 and August 25. Visit their website to view the full 2019 schedule.

Events at Carter House and Carnton provide opportunities for exploring these historic sites in a whole different way. From the Carnton Sunset Concert Series to Blue & Gray Days, there is something for everyone.

Teacher Appreciation Day
Saturday, August 17, 2019 

Show your Teacher ID to get a free admission to the Classic House Tour at Carter House, Carnton, and McLemore House. 

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

Bootlegger’s Bash 
Friday, September 27, 2019

This annual fundraiser is inspired by the rich bootlegging history of Williamson County. The Bootlegger’s Bash is an event which features all things truly Southern: sampling of local whiskeys, delicious Southern cooking, and a lively band—all in the garden at Carnton under twinkling lights & lush greenery. Make your plans with friends for this casual & laid-back evening to show your support for preservation. Tickets available now.

Contact: Hannah Jacobs, Event & Group Tour Coordinator or (615) 905-0687

Professional Development for Teachers: TN History for Kids Fall Retreat Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

The event will run from 8:30am to 3:30pm. It will feature fascinating standards-based presentations on Tennessee’s statehood era; newspaper advertising and slavery in Tennessee; the Civil War in the Volunteer State; the passage of the suffrage amendment and the Civil Rights Movement in Tennessee. In addition teachers will receive a certificate showing six hours of professional development training, sample Tennessee History for Kids curriculum booklets, detailed guided tours of the sites, and lunch!

Cost: $25.00 Registration Link:

Blue & Gray Days 
Thursday through Saturday, November 7-9, 2019

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. Volunteers needed!

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

155th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin – Illumination 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

To commemorate the anniversary, 10,000 luminaries, representing the casualties of the battle, will be lit at dusk. This event is free to the public. Volunteers needed!

Contact: Hannah Jacobs, Event & Group Tour Coordinator or (615) 905-0687

Thank you to our Annual Sponsors!


Opportunities are available for sponsorships!
Learn more by contacting Laurie McPeak at or (615) 786-1864.