Battle of Franklin, Tennessee
Franklin, Tennessee

Event

When:
Saturday November 30, 2019
Where:
Franklin, Tennessee

Description

The 155th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2019.

5 am & 8 am The Battle of Franklin Trust will offer two different specialized battlefield tours on the anniversary of the battle at Carter House. The first will take place at 5:00 a.m., led by Eric A. Jacobson, followed by a second tour at 8:00 a.m. that will focus on leadership during the battle, led by Eric A. Jacobson and Olivia Munsch. The cost of these tours is $25 per person, and must be purchased in advance by emailing Hannah at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

9 am - 4 pm Carter House and Carnton will be open to the public for guided tours, with the last tour of the day starting at 3pm. Select re-enactors and living historians, including Dennis Boggs as Abraham Lincoln and Dr. Naima Johnson-Bush performing Negro spirituals, will be present. Admission is charged for tour tickets and grounds passes.

Sunset Illumination To commemorate the anniversary, 10,000 luminaries, representing the casualties of the battle, will be lit at dusk at Carter House and Carnton. A short ceremony will be held at Carnton at 4 PM. Both historic homes will be open for self-guided walk-through tours from 5 PM to 7 PM. This event is free to the public.

Battle of Franklin - Franklin, Tennessee

For more information, see boft.org or contact: Hannah Jacobs, Event & Group Tour Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (615) 905-0687.


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