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Battle of Franklin Trust hosts Teacher Appreciation Days Aug. 19 and Sept. 23

Battle of Franklin Trust hosts Teacher Appreciation Days Aug. 19 and Sept. 23

THE BATTLE OF FRANKLIN TRUST TO HOST TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY Educators receive free admission to tours of Carter House and Carnton on Aug. 19 and Sept. 23

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The Battle of Franklin Trust will host Teacher Appreciation Days on Saturday, Aug. 19 and Saturday, Sept. 23 for all current educators and school staff. They will receive free admission to Carter House and Carnton classic house tours, with a valid school ID.

“It is important to show teachers our appreciation because they carry on the stories of the past,” said The Battle of Franklin Trust CEO, Eric A. Jacobson. “Educators are vital in keeping history alive for the next generation.”

Carter House and Carnton, along with their grounds and surrounding battlefield, allow guests to learn the historical significance of the Battle of Franklin and the two families’ stories. Visitors of all ages can walk on the Federal lines at the Carter House and hear about the family taking refuge in the basement. At Carnton, guests can explore and understand how the McGavock family was directly impacted by the battle as their home was used as a Confederate field hospital. Educators are welcome to experience local history and to take it back into their classrooms.

Carter House and Carnton are open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tours are offered throughout the day with the last one beginning at 4 p.m. Each classic house tour lasts approximately one hour.

To participate in Teacher Appreciation Days and receive free admission for the two classic house tours, teachers and school staff will be asked to show a school ID (homeschoolers also welcome). For more information, visit or contact Sarah Falck at or 615-794-0903.

About The Battle of Franklin Trust

The Battle of Franklin Trust is a 501(c)3 management corporation acting on behalf of Franklin’s battlefield sites to contribute to visitors’ understanding of the November 30, 1864 Battle of Franklin. The Trust is organized for the charitable and educational purposes of preserving, restoring, maintaining and interpreting the properties, artifacts and documents related to the battle to preserve this important part of the nation’s history