Battle of Franklin Blue and Gray Days return

Battle of Franklin Blue and Gray Days return

The Battle of Franklin Trust will host its annual “living history event,” Blue & Gray Days on Friday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 5 at Carnton Plantation and The Carter House.

Blue & Gray Days draws hundreds of school children and adult spectators every year. When attending 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. Visitors will see many familiar historical figures and have the chance to participate in various tasks from 1860s daily life, including music and a Civil War era game of cricket.

“The Battle of Franklin was a key moment in America’s history. It is a significant part of our mission to educate patrons by allowing them to step back in time,” said Eric Jacobson, The Battle of Franklin Trust CEO. “Blue & Gray Days allows children and adults alike to experience 1860s life in an educational way.”

On Friday, Nov. 4, Blue & Gray Days will be closed to the general public from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. to accommodate reserved school groups. The general public can visit Blue & Gray Days on Friday from 1:30 – 5 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tickets to explore the grounds and take a guided tour of the Carnton Plantation or The Carter House are $15 for adults and $8 for children ages 6 to12. Blue & Gray Days’ grounds passes are available for only $6, but do not include a house tour. No battlefield or extended tours will be offered on Friday, Nov. 4. All proceeds support The Battle of Franklin Trust.

For more information contact Sarah Falck at 615-794-0903 or

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