SESQUICENTENNIAL

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Sesquicentennial

150 years ago, a last-gasp charge at the Battle of Franklin spelled the end of the Army of Tennessee. Aside from the military heroics, the human story is one you can only try to imagine: Among the 10,000 casualties in five bloody hours is the young Captain Tod Carter, shot down in his own yard after fighting all over the South. The aftermath is indescribable: The burden of the dead and dying, Carrie McGavock's beloved Carnton Plantation home a makeshift hospital for months afterward, her yard soon a Confederate cemetery.

Franklin's preserved Civil War landmarks, antebellum homes, and cemeteries have their own stories to tell. Stories of tragedy and rebirth that shaped the landscape, the people and the heritage of this Southern town.

 


SPECIAL EVENTS

LOTZ HOUSE PRIVATE CELLAR TOURS

Franklin Tennessee's Lotz House Executive Director J.T. Thompson announced today the Civil War house museum will open its cellar for private to... more

Dates: February 15, 2014 - October 18, 2014
Times: 10am - 12pm
Location: The Lotz House, 1111 Columbia Avenue, Franklin TN 37064
Contact: J.T. Thompson
Phone: (615) 790-7190
Admission: $30 per person
Recurrence: monthly on the 3rd Saturday
Lotz House Private Cellar Tours

SESQUICENTENNIAL GUIDED TOURS OF MCGAVOCK CEMETERY

Civil War historian Thomas Cartwright is offering a special, officially sanctioned guided tour of the McGavock Confederate Cemetery located a sto... more

Dates: April 19, 2014 - November 15, 2014
Times: 3pm
Location: McGavock Confederate Cemetery, 1345 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin TN 37064
Phone: (615) 790-7190
Admission: $30 adults, $15 children 12 & under
Recurrence: monthly on the 3rd Saturday
Sesquicentennial Guided Tours of McGavock Cemetery

HIRAM MASONIC LODGE BAR B QUE

Enjoy good, home style fixin's that even grandpa and grandma would be proud of. Pork slowly cooked over Tennessee Hardwood by local cooks to s... more

Dates: June 07, 2014
Times: 12noon - 6pm
Location: Masonic Lodge, 115 Second Avenue South, Franklin TN 37064
Contact: Art DeVooght
Admission: $10
Hiram Masonic Lodge Bar B Que

TOWN & COUNTRY TOUR OF HOMES

In honor of the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Franklin, this year's Town & Country Tour of Homes will feature mostly homes and building... more

Dates: June 07, 2014 - June 08, 2014
Contact: Kristy Williams
Phone: (615) 591-8500 x 18
Admission: $30 advanced, $35 at the door
Recurrence: daily
Town & Country Tour of Homes

FRANKLIN SESQUICENTENNIAL EXHIBIT

The Battle of Franklin Trust will open a special exhibit for the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin.  The 1,600 square foot gall... more

Dates: August 02, 2014
Times: mon thru sat - 9am to 5pm sun - 12 noon to 5pm
Location: Fleming Center at Carnton Plantation, 1345 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin TN 37064
Phone: (615) 794-0903
Admission: Admission Charged
Recurrence: daily
Franklin Sesquicentennial Exhibit

DESCENDANTS' REUNION

The Battle of Franklin trust periodically hosts Descendants' Reunions and the next one is scheduled to coincide with the Sesquicentennial of The ... more

Dates: October 10, 2014 - October 12, 2014
Phone: (615) 794-0903
Recurrence: daily
Descendants' Reunion

GRAVE MATTERS, STORIES BEHIND THE STONES

Dead men tell no tales, but their tombstones do!  On Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 7pm-9pm, Franklin's Rest Haven and City Cemeteries come... more

Dates: October 25, 2014
Times: 7pm - 9pm
Location: Rest Haven Cemetery, 4th Avenue North, Franklin TN 37064
Phone: (615) 400-3808
Admission: $15 ages Fourteen and up, $5 for children 7-13
Grave Matters, Stories Behind the Stones

INCIDENT AT FORT GRANGER

The Franklin City Parks Department and Franklin's Pull-Tight Players are working together to present a special free performance of "Incident... more

Dates: November 08, 2014
Times: 3pm - 4:30pm
Location: Fort Granger, 308 Eddy Lane, Franklin TN 37064
Contact: Peggy Macpherson
Admission: free
Incident at Fort Granger

2014 TENNESSEE CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL SIGNATURE EVENT: THE FINAL CAMPAIGN IN TENNESSEE

The 2014 Sesquicentennial Commemoration Signature Event details will be forthcoming this Spring!... more

Dates: November 13, 2014 - November 14, 2014
Admission: free
Recurrence: daily
2014 Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event: The Final Campaign in Tennessee

BLUE & GRAY DAYS

Join living history re-enactors for Blue & Gray Days at Carnton Plantaion.  Guests will have the rare opportunity to go back in time t... more

Dates: November 14, 2014 - November 15, 2014
Times: sat 9am-5pm, sun 9am-4pm
Location: Carnton Plantation, 1345 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin TN 37064
Phone: (615) 794-0903
Admission: Admission charged
Recurrence: daily
Blue & Gray Days

150TH ANNIVERSARY BATTLE OF FRANKLIN RE-ENACTMENT

Re-enactors from all over the country will come together to bring the Battle of Franklin to life.  Camps will be open for visitors to walk-t... more

Dates: November 15, 2014 - November 16, 2014
Location: Carnton Plantation, 1345 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin TN 37064
Phone: (615) 794-0903
Admission: Admission will be charged
Recurrence: daily
150th Anniversary Battle of Franklin Re-enactment

150TH ANNIVERSARY BATTLE OF FRANKLIN ILLUMINATION



Dates: November 30, 2014
Times: 4:30pm
Location: Carnton Plantation, 1345 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin TN 37064
Phone: (615) 794-0903
Admission: Free Admission
150th Anniversary Battle of Franklin Illumination

MARCH TO CARTER HOUSE

On the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin, both Confederate and Union reenactors and others in civilian attire will converge on the Cart... more

Dates: November 30, 2014
Times: 4pm
Location: Carter House, 1140 Columbia Avenue, Franklin TN 37064
Contact: David Eagan
Admission: free admission
March to Carter House