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.


Evening Tour: “Franklin, Confederate Monuments and Our War”
Offered twice: Monday, October 29 & Monday, November 5

Join us for an exclusive tour of Carnton with BOFT CEO Eric A. Jacobson. This tour will focus on the events of late 1864 and how Americans grapple with the memory of the Civil War. Each attendee will also receive a free admission ticket for a Classic House Tour of Carnton.

The tour will take place from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Tickets are $30 for all ages and must be purchased in advance.

Contact/Tickets: Meagan Roberts or 615-905-0693

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

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. General Admission for Blue & Gray Days is included with the purchase of a Classic House Tour. A grounds pass only may be purchased for $10.00. Click here for more information! Volunteers needed.

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

Battle of Franklin 5K & Kids’ Fun Run

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the 2018 Battle of Franklin 5K & Kids’ Fun Run has been cancelled. We hope to see you next year!

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. Details. Volunteers needed.

Contact: Savannah Weaver, Event 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.