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In 1830, Fountain Branch Carter built a brick farmhouse just south of downtown Franklin for his small family. On November 30, 1864, the Battle of Franklin raged across the fields south of town, scarring the landscape, claiming the lives of thousands and changing life on the Carter Farm forever. Fountain Branch Carter’s son Tod was mortally wounded in the battle just southwest of his childhood home where he died two days later.

The Carter House (and Carnton Plantation) are open daily for guided tours. The guided tour at each site lasts approximately one hour, and it's recommend spending an additional 30 to 60 minutes exploring the grounds and outbuildings. 

Extended tours are offered Tuesday through Saturday at 2 p.m. The extended tour will begin with a brief history of the site, and lead into a detailed walk of the property.

Carter House Front
  • Hours:

  • Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Classic Tour:

  • Adults: $18
  • Children 6-12: $8
  • Children under 6: free
  • Extended Tour:

  • Lasts approximately 1.5 hours
  • Tuesday - Saturday 2 p.m. (Reservations recommended)
  • Admission: $25 per person, all ages
  • Battlefield Tour

  • Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.
  • Admission: $25

The Value Ticket offers discount admission to the three historic houses in Franklin: The Carter House, Carnton Plantation and the Lotz House. The cost is $35 per ticket and it never expires. Tickets are available at any of the historic houses and at the Visitor Center in downtown Franklin.

Bullet-Riddled Office Building on the Ground of Carter House
Bullet-Riddled Office Building on the Ground of Carter House

The Value Ticket offers discount admission to the three historic houses in Franklin: The Carter House, Carnton Plantation and the Lotz House. The cost is $35 per ticket and it never expires. Tickets are available at any of the historic houses and at the Visitor Center in downtown Franklin.

Group tours available.

Groups of 10 or more with reservations receive a discount. Guided group tour of the home and grounds includes a brochure with a map and information about the home, grounds and outbuildings.

Cabin on the Grounds of Carter House in Franklin TN

Group tours available.

Groups of 10 or more with reservations receive a discount. Guided group tour of the home and grounds includes a brochure with a map and information about the home, grounds and outbuildings.

Cabin on the Grounds of Carter House in Franklin TN
Carter House
1140 Columbia Avenue
Franklin,  TN  37064