Calendar of Events

Events at The Carter House & Carnton Plantation

Events at The Carter House and Carnton Plantation provide opportunities for exploring these historic sites in a whole different way. From the Carnton Sunset Concert Series to Blue & Gray Days, there is something for everyone.

Upcoming Events

Carnton Sunset Concert Series - 7 Bridges Band
August 30, 2015

Carnton Plantation serves as a unique venue for friends and families to relax and listen to some of the area's most talented musicians. The gates open at 4:30 pm and the music lasts from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Tickets may be purchased either in advance or at the door. Guests are welcome to pack picnic dinners or take advantage of on-site food and beverage vendors.

Vintage Base Ball Tournament
September 12 - 13, 2015
Start times TBA

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Blue & Gray Days
November 6 - 7, 2015

Blue & Gray Days draws hundreds of school children and adult spectators every year. Hosted by both The Carter House and Carnton Plantation, guests will meet Civil War re-enactors and get hands on experience with clothes, trades, and weapons of the past. This living history experience is the perfect field trip and great for families. For additional details or to make field trip reservations, please contact Angell Wallace at (615) 794-0903 or

The 151st Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin and Annual Illumination
November 30, 2015

To commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Franklin, 10,000 luminaries, representing the casualties of the battle, will be lit at dusk. This event is free to the public. More details will be announced in fall 2015.