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.


Bootlegger’s Bash
Friday, September 28

This annual fundraiser is inspired by the rich bootlegging history of Williamson County. 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. For more information or to buy tickets, click here. VIP tickets must be purchased by September 20. Tasting tickets will be available up to the event.

Contact: Savannah Weaver, Event Coordinator or (615) 905-0687

Descendants’ Reunion
Friday through Sunday – October 5-7  

The Battle of Franklin Trust will host the eleventh annual Descendants’ Reunion during the first weekend in October 2018. Descendants of soldiers and civilians who experienced the Battle of Franklin gather to share stories and learn more about their ancestor’s legacy. This event includes dinners, speakers, and guided tours of sites relevant to the Battle of Franklin. Registration is required.

Registration is closed for this event.

Contact: Savannah Weaver, Event Coordinator or (615) 905-0687

Blue & Gray Days
Thursday through Saturday – November 8-10

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. Click here for more information! Volunteers needed.

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

Battle of Franklin 5K & Kids’ Fun Run
Saturday, November 17

Join us for our fourth annual 5K Run/Walk and Kids' Fun Run! Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome. This event is pet friendly and accepts day-of registrations. Register now! Volunteers needed.

Contact: Savannah Weaver, Event Coordinator or (615) 905-0687

154th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin – Illumination
Friday, November 30

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

Contact: Savannah Weaver, Event Coordinator or (615) 905-0687

Thank you to our Sponsors!


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