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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.

Franklin's Main Street and downtown historic district are commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin with special Sesquicentennial banners representing a dozen historically significant personalities associated with the Battle, soldiers and citizens alike. CLICK HERE to see the banner images and learn more about the stories behind the Battle. See SPECIAL EVENTS below! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SPECIAL EVENTS

"BATTLE SCARRED" 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF FRANKLIN SPECIAL EXHIBIT

Experience a special exhibit for the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin called "Battle Scarred".  The 1,600 square foo... more

Dates: August 02, 2014 - April 26, 2015
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: $10 per adult, $5 for children ages 6-12, free for children 5 & under
Recurrence: daily

ANNIVERSARY TOUR OF CARNTON LED BY ERIC A. JACOBSON

Join us for a special evening tour of Carnton Plantation. Led by historian and author Eric A. Jacobson, this tour will delve deep into the histor... more

Dates: November 28, 2014
Times: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Carnton Plantation  1345 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin TN 37064
Contact: Angell Roberts
Phone: (615) 794-0903
Admission: $20
Anniversary Tour of Carnton led by Eric A. Jacobson

THE 1861 PROJECT

The 1861 Project is a collection of original songs inspired by the people who fought and lived through the American Civil War. It's a contemporar... more

Dates: November 28, 2014
Times: 8pm
Location: Franklin Theatre  419 Main Street, Franklin TN 37064
Phone: (615) 538-2076
Admission: admission charged
The 1861 Project

FRANKLIN BATTLEFIELD TOUR WITH ED BEARSS

National Park Service Chief Historian Emeritus Ed Bearss will host an exclusive Franklin Battlefield bus tour November 29 and 30 to commemorate t... more

Dates: November 29, 2014 - November 30, 2014
Times: breakfast 8:30am; bus departs at 9am and returns at 1pm
Location: The Lotz House, 1111 Columbia Avenue, Franklin TN 37064
Contact: J.T. Thompson
Phone: (615) 790-7190
Admission: $100 per person
Recurrence: daily
Franklin Battlefield Tour with Ed Bearss

HISTORIAN'S DINNER WITH ED BEARSS

Join us for the "Historian's Dinner with Ed Bearss" marking the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin November 29 and 30, 2014.... more

Dates: November 29, 2014
Times: 6pm: reception, 7pm: dinner
Location: Eastern Flank Battle Park Hall, 1343 Carnton Lane, Franklin TN 37064
Phone: (615) 790-7190
Admission: $150 per person
Recurrence: daily
Historian's Dinner with Ed Bearss

LIVING HISTORY PRESENTATION OF CARNTON AS HOSPITAL

Walk through the hallowed halls of Carnton Plantation and experience the house as it would have been the night of November 30, 1864. Nearly 100 r... more

Dates: November 29, 2014
Times: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Carnton Plantation  1345 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin TN 37064
Phone: (615) 794-0903
Admission: $5
Living History Presentation of Carnton as Hospital

LOTZ HOUSE FRANKLIN BATTLEFIELD BLOOD DRIVE

Give blood! Everyone who attempts to donate will receive a voucher for a free tour of the historic home. To make an appointment visit www.redcros... more

Dates: November 29, 2014
Times: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Lotz House, 1111 Columbia Ave, Franklin TN 37064
Contact: J.T. Thompson
Lotz House Franklin Battlefield Blood Drive

150TH ANNIVERSARY BATTLE OF FRANKLIN ILLUMINATION

Luminaries will be present along Columbia Pike, at Carter House, at Lotz House, and at several points on the battlefield in that area. ... more

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

150TH BATTLEFIELD TOUR WITH ERIC JACOBSON

At 5 a.m. on Nov. 30, The Battle of Franklin Trust CEO and historian Eric A. Jacobson will lead a special, one of a kind tour of the Franklin b... more

Dates: November 30, 2014
Times: 5:00am
Location: Carnton Plantation, 1140 Columbia Avenue, Franklin TN 37064
Phone: (615) 794-0903
Admission: $50 per person
150th Battlefield Tour with Eric Jacobson

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

42ND ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT TOUR

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin and its aftermath, the theme of this year's Candlelight Tour is "The C... more

Dates: December 16, 2014 - December 20, 2014
Location:  1140 Columbia Avenue, Franklin Tn 37064
Phone: (615) 791-1861
Admission: $15 per person
Recurrence: daily
42nd Annual Candlelight Tour