Carter House

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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.

Carter House (and Carnton) 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. 

The Battle of Franklin Trust honors the anniversary of the Battle of Franklin each year with an illuminations.
  • 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: Carter House, Carnton 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.

Carter House is a historic home in Franklin, TN that was at the center of the Battle of Franklin in 1864.

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.

Carter House is a historic home in Franklin, TN that was at the center of the Battle of Franklin in 1864.
Carter House is a historic home in Franklin, TN that was at the center of the Battle of Franklin in 1864.
Carter House
1140 Columbia Avenue
Franklin,  TN  37064
(615) 791-1861

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