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Carnton Plantation

1345 Carnton Lane, Franklin, TN 37064, USA

On November 30, 1864, Carnton was engulfed by Confederate soldiers moving toward well-entrenched Federal troops during the Battle of Franklin. This battle is now known for possibly being the bloodiest five hours of the Civil War. Later, the on-site mansion housed hundreds of the more than six thousand Confederate casualties, leaving the floors permanently blood stained. Adjoining the property is the McGavock Confederate Cemetery and the recently preserved Eastern Flank Battlefield.


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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 Carnton Lane, drive through Heath Place subdivision, and take the gravel road up to the historic home.

Visitor Services

Museum, gift shop, rest rooms, guided tours.

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Admission Fee

Adults $15.00; Seniors $12.00, children (6-12) $8.00, children under 5 free.


Monday-Saturday: 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., Sunday: 12:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.



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