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.

Blue & Gray Days

November 9 - 11, 2017

Blue and Gray Days is an annual living history event at Carter House and Carnton that allows guests to step into the past. In addition to the classic house tours, re-enactors and living historians set up camp sites and perform demonstrations. Visitors can meet and visit with Abraham Lincoln and Gen. U.S. Grant, play a game of 19th Century cricket, or learn the differences between Federal and Confederate soldiers.  Click here for additional details.

Dedication of Cannons to the City of Franklin

November 10, 2017
1:00 pm
Carter Hill Battlefield Park

After the Franklin Veteran's Day parade, our preservation partners, Franklin's Charge, will dedicate cannons to the City of Franklin at Carter Hill Battlefield Park. This event is free and open to the public.

Battle of Franklin 5K & Kids’ Fun Run

November 11, 2017

Join us for our third annual 5K Run/Walk and Kids' Fun Run on November 11, 2017!  Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome. Click here for more details or to register.

153rd Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin – Illumination

November 30, 2017

To commemorate 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 are essential in making this event possible - please contact Jayde Jacobs if you would like to volunteer - or (615) 794-0903.