Carnton was built in 1826 by Randal McGavock. His son, John, inherited the house in 1843. The McGavock family was directly impacted by the Battle of Franklin and found their home used as a field hospital for wounded Confederate soldiers. Carnton became the largest hospital in the area following the battle. After the war John and his wife, Carrie, set aside nearly two acres of their property so that the remains of Southern dead who died in the battle might be properly buried. The National Historic Landmark has been open to the public since the late 1970s and allows visitors to better understand the humanity which often appears in the midst of war.
Carnton, Carter House and Rippavilla are managed by The Battle of Franklin Trust. The mission of The Battle of Franklin Trust is to preserve, understand, and interpret the story of a people forever impacted by the American Civil War. The Battle of Franklin Trust is a 501(c)(3) organization.
1345 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin, TN 37064
ALBUQUERQUE LITTLE THEATRE
Monday through Saturday: 9am-5pm
The last guided tour of the day begins at 4pm
Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.
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