Battle of Franklin Trust’s Annual Blue & Gray Days Returns Nov. 9-11

Battle of Franklin Trust’s Annual Blue & Gray Days Returns Nov. 9-11

The three-day event offers visitors of all ages a chance to relive history

Franklin, TN – The Battle of Franklin Trust will host its annual living history event, Blue & Gray Days from Thursday, Nov. 9 to Saturday, Nov. 11 at Carnton and Carter House.

When attending Carter House and Carnton, guests can observe Civil War re-enactors and receive hands-on experience with clothes, trades and weapons of the period. Visitors will see familiar historical figures and have the chance to participate in various tasks from 1860s daily life, including a Civil War era game of cricket. With hundreds of school children and adult spectators every year, Blue & Gray Days allows guests to interact with the past.

“One of the many ways we can educate guests about The Battle of Franklin and our historical mission is to allow them to step back in time,” said Eric Jacobson, CEO of The Battle of Franklin Trust.

On Thursday, Nov. 9 and Friday, Nov. 10, Blue & Gray Days will be closed to the general public from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to accommodate reserved school groups. The general public can visit Blue & Gray Days on Thursday and Friday from 12:30 p.m.– 5 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tickets to explore the grounds and take a guided tour of Carnton or Carter House are $18 for adults and $8 for children ages 6 to15. Blue & Gray Days’ grounds passes are available for only $10, but do not include a house tour. No battlefield or extended tours will be offered on Thursday, Nov. 9 and Friday, Nov. 10. All proceeds support The Battle of Franklin Trust.

For more information, please contact Sarah Falck at (615) 794-0903 or sarah@boft.org.

About The Battle of Franklin Trust

The Battle of Franklin Trust is a 501(c)3 management corporation acting on behalf of Franklin’s battlefield sites to contribute to a greater understanding and enrich the visitor experience of the November 30, 1864 battle. It is organized for the charitable and educational purposes of preserving, restoring, maintaining and interpreting the properties, artifacts and documents related to the battle so as to preserve an important part of the nation’s history.

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