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SMILING FACES!

Vctr Rainey Mar 2014
Visitors enjoying the "pickin' corner" in the Visitor Center: (l to r) Jackie Barnes, Luke Rainey and Jacob Paine.

 

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CARNTON PLANTATION

  • 1345 Eastern Flank Circle
  • Franklin, TN 37064
  • Phone: (615) 794-0903
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Carnton, home of Carrie and John McGavock, served as the largest Confederate field hospital following the Battle of Franklin, fought in 1864. Robert Hicks immortalized Carrie McGavock in his New York Times bestseller The Widow of the South. The McGavock Confederate Cemetery is on site, as well as fully restored garden and slave quarters. Value ticket includes admission to Carnton, The Carter House and Lotz House. 

Museum on site.

Admission: yes       

Hours: Guided tours 9 am – 5 pm Mon – Sat; noon – 5 pm Sun.  (Closed most major holidays)

Groups of 10 or more with reservations receive a discount. Credit cards accepted.

GROUPS: Recommend Carter House, Lotz House and McLemore House tours as add-ons. Carnton is an ideal event venue for tented, outdoor special events including parties and weddings and indoor events in the Fleming Center.

Carnton exterior Click for more photos

AMENITIES


EVENTS

Franklin Sesquicentennial Exhibit 08/02/2014 - 08/02/2014
Blue & Gray Days 11/14/2014 - 11/15/2014
150th Anniversary Battle of Franklin Re-enactment 11/15/2014 - 11/16/2014
150th Anniversary Battle of Franklin Illumination 11/30/2014 - 11/30/2014