History Summer Camp


Please Note: History Summer Camp has reached capacity for 2018.

Camps will be offered again in summer 2019. Click here to sign up for a BOFT email subscription to be notified of events at Carter House and Carnton including summer camps.

Tuesday through Thursday, June 19-21
Tuesday through Thursday, July 17-19

9:00 am to 3:30 pm each day

The Battle of Franklin Trust’s History Summer Camp offers children two unique opportunities to learn about America’s past which still affects us today. Through activities, demonstrations, and fun, campers can learn everything from the most popular foods, to the Underground Railroad, to Civil War marching drills.

Camps are for ages 8-12
Cost of Camp: $125.00/per camper

For inquiries, please contact Sarah Falck, Education Coordinator at sarah@boft.org or (615) 786-1864.

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“Life in the 1800s”
Tuesday through Thursday,
June 19 - 21

Come and learn about life in the 1800s in America from the perspective of all peoples. Find out about Americans’ daily lives and discover how we learn about the past today – through a mock archaeology dig. Make and taste the most popular 1800s food, practice cricket, learn the codes used by enslaved people on the Underground Railroad, and play Victorian parlor games.


“Life During the Civil War”
Tuesday through Thursday,
July 17 - 19

This three-day camp teaches children all about the Civil War. Learn about pre-Civil War America, soldier and civilian life, and battle strategies! March and drill like a real soldier, perform mock amputations at a Civil War field hospital, and eat hardtack. And, this camp is not just for boys – women played a tremendous role in the war. Learn about women who became soldiers, spies, and kept the farms at home.

Summer Camp Interns:

Internships are available to high school and college students over the age of 16. Internships are either 1 camp session or 2 camp sessions. Interns are required to help out with planning and preparation of camp as well as develop and lead group activities. For further information or to submit a resume please contact Sarah Falck at (615) 786-1864 or sarah@boft.org.

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