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.

History Summer Camp  
Tuesday through Thursday, July 16-18, 2019 

In these camps (offered in June and July), children will learn about soldier camp life, civilian life during the war, and the families that lived in the homes through demonstrations, contests, trips and prizes. It is an educational and fun experience that allows children to dive into the history of the Civil War. The cost of this camp is $160.00/per camper. Registration opens February 1, 2019. Click here to register or for more information.

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

Sunset Concert Series
Resurrection - A Journey Tribute
Sunday, July 28, 2019

Carnton’s family-friendly outdoor concert is the perfect occasion for members of the community to gather on the lawn and listen to some of the area’s most talented musicians. The gates open at 4:00 pm and the music lasts from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Tickets are $12/adults in advance, $15/adults day-of, and $5/children (6-15) for the July 28 concert featuring Resurrection. Guests are welcome to pack picnic dinners or take advantage of delicious local on-site food trucks and beverage vendors. Click here to read more and buy tickets. Volunteers needed!

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

Teacher Appreciation Day
Saturday, August 17, 2019 

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

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. Early Bird tickets are available now.

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

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.