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.

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

Unveiling of Harvey Sculpture Thursday, October 24, 2019

Animalia Health & Wellness and The Battle of Franklin Trust welcome Harvey, the beloved mascot of the 104th Ohio Volunteer Infantry to the Carter House. Through the generosity of Animalia, a bronze sculpture of Harvey is the first tangible component completed for the new Carter House museum and will be unveiled on Oct. 24.

The unveiling will take place at 6 p.m. at the Carter House Visitor Center, 1140 Columbia Avenue. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided by Menu Maker Catering and Triple Crown Bakery.

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

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.