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The Carter House and Carnton Plantation will be closed
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Candlelight Tour

42nd Annual Carter House
Candlelight Tour

December 16 - 20, 2014
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin, the theme of this year's Candlelight Tour is "The Christmas That Never Was." The Carter House, Carnton Plantation, and the Lotz House are included on the tour. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at The Carter House and Carnton Plantation.

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about the tour!

2014 Annual Giving Campaign

One hundred and fifty years ago the soldiers in two great armies were maneuvering in ways that would ultimately lead them through Spring Hill and onto Franklin.  Those who survived tried again and again to ensure that their story, and the overarching story of America’s greatest trial, would not be lost to time.

Please consider supporting us as we move toward and beyond the Sesquicentennial and take the steps necessary to make The Carter House and Carnton and the battlefield, as well as other local sites such as Lotz House, Fort Granger, Winstead Hill, Collins Farm, and the McGavock Confederate Cemetery, all part of a single and cohesive story. 

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This is our opportunity to make history. This will be our legacy.

The Battle of Franklin Trust and Franklin’s Charge recently signed a contract to save the Lovell property, a 1.6 acre tract of land immediately south of The Carter House.  The purchase price is $2.8 million and we need your help. Please click the PayPal button below to donate.  Every dollar is important so please give what you can.  All donations are tax deductible.  Help us make history as we save what many believe is the most important unprotected piece of Civil War battlefield in America.



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