Carnton Plantation / Franklin



1345 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin TN 37064

The Nov 30, 1864, battle of Franklin resulted in costly losses for Confederate Gen. John Bell Hood who had embarked on an offensive into Tennessee after the fall of Atlanta. Well-placed Federals managed to hold off waves of Confederates during dramatic late afternoon attacks. The Union defenders withdrew to Nashville after the battle, followed by seriously wounded Confederate army. Part of the Confederate battle line moved through Carnton Plantation at the beginning of the attack. The stately home became a hospital following the battle. A 110-acre park with trails explaining the beginning of the battle adjoins the preserved Carnton mansion. The McGavock Confederate Cemetery, burial site for many of the Franklin Confederate dead, is part of the Carnton tour.

Open Monday-Saturday 9 am-5 pm and Sunday 11 am-5 pm. $15/adult.


Also in Franklin: Carter House