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Extended Tour

Extended Tour

The Battle of Franklin Trust will offer an extended tour of the historic Carnton Plantation, to begin July 7, 2015. This special and comprehensive walking tour will include visiting
five locations on the property and will focus on some elements of the Battle of Franklin as well as the history of Carnton before, during, and after the Civil War.

In making the announcement Battle of Franklin Trust CEO and Historian Eric A. Jacobson, said, “The Battle of Franklin is a monumental moment of the Civil War. To be able to teach about what unfolded during this time, as well as what the McGavock family sacrificed, is a great honor. Even more, with this extended tour we can talk about the history of slavery at Carnton, in Tennessee, and across the nation as well as the Confederate Cemetery. We are fortunate to be able to share the story of so many people who are a part of our great history.”

During the extended tour, visitors will begin with a brief history of the site’s early years and then proceed inside the house. From there, visitors will continue through the slave quarters, walk through the historic family garden and complete the tour by walking through the family and
Confederate cemeteries.

Carnton has been open to the public since the late 1970s and offers visitors the chance to explore and understand the history of the McGavock family, who was directly impacted by the Battle of Franklin and used their home as a field hospital for the Confederate wounded.  Tours are Tuesday through Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Reservations are recommended for tours on Tuesday through Friday and are required for Saturday. Tickets are $25 for all ages. Please contact Angell Wallace by calling 615-794-0903 or emailing for questions or to make reservations.

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.