Carnton is closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas. Learn more about the history of Carnton here. We are pleased to offer a variety of tour options for those wishing to experience all Carnton has to offer!
Carnton is a historic home and museum in Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee, United States. The plantation played an important role during and immediately after the Battle of Franklin during the American Civil War.  It is managed by the non-profit organization The Battle of Franklin Trust.
About. Carnton was built around 1826 by Randal McGavock, an early settler in Middle Tennessee. By the time of the Civil War, Carnton was home to John and Carrie McGavock and it was a large working farm. Over forty enslaved people lived and worked at Carnton in the years leading up to the Civil War. On November 30, 1864, the site was witness to ...
Carnton. Location: Franklin. Built in 1826 by former Nashville Mayor Randal McGavock, Carnton stood at the heart of the bloody Battle of Franklin, in which more than 9,500 soldiers were killed, wounded, captured, or counted as missing. The home served afterward as the largest field hospital in town for wounded and dying soldiers.
Join us for a Specialty Tour for an in-depth look at our history. In addition to the Classic House Tour at Carter House, Carnton, and Rippa Villa, we offer Battlefield Tours, Extended Tours, Behind the Scenes Tour, and Slavery and the Enslaved Tours. Carnton. 1345 Eastern Flank Circle. Franklin, TN 37064. (615) 794-0903.
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Carnton Plantation. Written by Leo J. Goodsell. 3 minutes to read. The Carnton Plantation is a historic house museum located in Franklin. Randal McGavock (1768-1843), builder of Carnton, emigrated from Virginia in 1796 and settled in Nashville. He was involved in local and state politics and eventually served as mayor of Nashville, 1824-25.
The Battle of Franklin lasted barely five hours and led to some 9,500 soldiers being killed, wounded, captured, or counted as missing. Nearly 7,000 of that number were Confederate troops. Carnton served as the largest field hospital in the area for hundreds of wounded and dying Confederate soldiers.
The Battle of Franklin was one of the bloodiest battles of America’s Civil War. More than 150 years later the stories of both despair and heroism have been carefully preserved and shared daily with visitors from all over the world. The three Civil War sites – Carnton, Carter House and Lotz House – each has a unique story to tell regarding ...
Carter House & Carnton are open an offering tours! In compliance with the Governor’s Tennessee Pledge and CDC guidelines, tour capacity will be limited. Hours. Monday through Saturday - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Sunday - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. The last guided tour of the day begins at 4:00 pm.