1345 Eastern Flank Circle
Franklin, TN 37064
Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Saturday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Carnton is closed only during the following holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, & Christmas Day.
Seniors (over 65): $12.00
Children 6 – 12: $8.00
Children under 5: free
Grounds tour only: $5.00
Please call for group and school rates: 615.794.0903.
Note: The exhibit gallery at Carnton Plantation will be closed June 30 to July 31, 2014, for exhibit installation. This does not affect house or grounds tours. Click here to read more about Battle Scarred: A Special Exhibition for the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin!
The Battle of Franklin Trust has revised the existing commemorative value admission ticket to
now include admission to Lotz House as well as admission to The Carter House and Carnton Plantation.
Adult admission tickets for a guided tour at The Carter House are $15, and the same amount is charged at
Carnton Plantation. Admission to Lotz House is $10.
The Battle of Franklin Trust is now offering adult visitors
a $30 admission ticket which includes a guided tour at all three historic homes. This is a $10 savings to the
adult visitor or a $20 savings per couple.
Carnton Guided Tours:
Carnton is shown by guided tour. The first tour of the day is usually at 9:30 a.m. and the last is at 4:00 p.m. Each tour lasts about one hour. We do not have a specific tour schedule, but typically you will not have to wait more than 30 minutes for a tour after your arrival. On fall and spring weekday mornings, you may want to call before you come because school groups often visit those days. We will offer tours but they may be delayed slightly.
Your admission includes a brochure that includes a map and information about the grounds, garden, outbuildings and cemetery which you may explore on your own.
Directions to Carnton Plantation
Directions from the north:
Our address is 1345 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin, TN, 37064. From Nashville drive south on Interstate 65 to Highway 96, or Exit 65. At that exit take a right onto Highway 96 and drive west for about three-fourths of a mile. Next take a left onto Mack Hatcher Parkway and head south. At the second traffic light, take a right onto Highway 431. Drive for about three-fourths of a mile and you will see a sign for Carnton. Take a left onto Eastern Flank Circle (note: Eastern Flank Circle is a one-way road).
Directions from the south:
The same as above except when exiting Interstate 65 onto Highway 96, take a left turn instead of a right.
Directions from the Carter House:
Turn right out of the Carter House parking lot. At the stop sign take a right and drive just a few hundred feet to the traffic light at Cleburne Street. You will see a sign for Carnton and the Confederate Cemetery at that intersection. Take a left, go thru the stop sign, and take a right onto Lewisburg Avenue. You will cross railroad tracks and pass Heathplace subdivision. Eastern Flank Circle will be the second turn on your right after the subdivision (note: Eastern Flank Circle is a one-way road; you will pass the exit before you reach the entrance).
Directions from Downtown Franklin:
From the downtown square head along Main Street to Fifth Avenue. At that light, take an immediate left so that the Presbyterian Church will be on your left. Go thru the stop sign and just after that Fifth Avenue will curve to the right and become Lewisburg Avenue. Follow that road as it winds to the left and you will soon cross railroad tracks. You will cross railroad tracks and pass Heathplace subdivision. Eastern Flank Circle will be the second turn on your right after the subdivision (note: Eastern Flank Circle is a one-way road; you will pass the exit before you reach the entrance)
Call 615.794.0903 if you need help along the way.