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.
- Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Adults: $18
- Children 6-12: $8
- Children under 6: free
- Lasts approximately 1.5 hours
- Tuesday - Saturday 2 p.m. (Reservations recommended)
- Admission: $25 per person, all ages
- Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.
- Admission: $25
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.