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Battle Scarred

Battle Scarred

Over 100 artifacts are on display, some of which have not been viewed together for 150 years. Incorporating artifacts, graphic elements, light and sound, the display will be the first of its kind in Franklin. Battle Scarred captures the ultimate cost of war and the importance of the Battle of Franklin as part of our […]

Battlefield Bourbon

Battlefield Bourbon

Robert Hicks, battlefield preservationist and New York Times bestselling author announced today the launch of Battlefield Bourbon, a very small batch bourbon distilled, aged and hand bottled in Tennessee.  It is now available to the public and a portion of all proceeds from the sale benefits Civil War battlefield reclamation and preservation. In making the announcement, […]

Way to go Franklin!

Way to go Franklin!

In the past month, America’s Favorite Main Street has received titles like “charming” and “quirky” from major national publications USA Today AND Travel + Leisure! That’s some good stuff. “Franklin’s historic downtown draws city dwellers searching for Southern hospitality and small town charm.” – USA Today First, USA Today featured Franklin in its “Charming Small Towns of the South” […]

Battle of Franklin

Battle of Franklin

150 years ago, a last-gasp charge at the Battle of Franklin spelled the end of the Army of Tennessee. Aside from the military heroics, the human story is one you can only try to imagine: Among the 10,000 casualties in five bloody hours is the young Captain Tod Carter, shot down in his own yard […]

Hands on History

Hands on History

For reservations please contact Angell Roberts at 615.786.1864 or angell@battleoffranklintrust.org. Reservations required! April 19, 2014 – Plantation Life during the 1800s Carnton from 10am-12pm In this program children will get a hands on experience as to what life was like living on a plantation. They will have the opportunity to play games, dress up and […]

Eastern Flank of the Battle of Franklin

Eastern Flank of the Battle of Franklin

Nearly a decade after Civil War preservationists rallied to acquire a former golf course on the Eastern Flank of the Battle of Franklin, the community is set to dedicate its first fully interpreted battlefield park. State and local officials will hold a dedication ceremony on Thursday, April 3 at 10 a.m. at the park. The […]

Carter’s Hill

Carter’s Hill

Franklin’s Charge is working to reclaim parts of the battlefield associated with the Battle of Franklin.  The seven-acre park, called Carter’s Hill, is expected to be open by the end of the year.  For more information, read this story from WSMV and check out the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area for detailed information about […]

Seeking Annual Preservation and Award Nominations

Seeking Annual Preservation and Award Nominations

The Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County is now accepting nominations for its 47th Annual Preservation Awards, which serve to celebrate outstanding historic preservation projects. The seven available award categories recognize the vision of those who help the Foundation protect and preserve historic structures. They include both residential and commercial rehabilitations, as well as new […]

Historic Downtown Franklin, TN

Historic Downtown Franklin, TN

Named Most Romantic Street in America

Nothing says “romance” like a stroll down Franklin’s historic Main Street. That’s the Valentine’s Day view of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which has named Franklin’s Main Street as one of the five “Most Romantic Main Streets” in America.

Visit Leiper’s Fork

Visit Leiper’s Fork

The latest from www.visitleipersfork.com…. Native Americans 4,000-year-old relics found in this area indicate that Leiper’s Fork not only served as an important hunting ground for prehistoric Native Americans; it was also their home.  An area deeply rooted with Native American heritage, they have inhabited this area for thousands of years.  Native Americans who later evolved […]

Special 149th Anniversary Walking Tour Announced

Special 149th Anniversary Walking Tour Announced

Thomas Y. Cartwright announced today he is teaming up with fellow historian and long-time battlefield tour guide John Marler for a very extraordinary walking battlefield tour on this year’s 149th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin held on November 30. “Crossfire on the Battlefield:  Melee, Murder and Mayhem” will feature Cartwright giving the perspective of […]

Heritage Foundation to Restore Downtown Franklin’s Old, Old Jail

Heritage Foundation to Restore Downtown Franklin’s Old, Old Jail

The City of Franklin’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen have approved a contract for the Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County to purchase the building known as the “old, old jail” on Bridge Street, with a goal of restoring it to its ca. 1941 Art Deco appearance and using it as office space. The […]

Park Day

Park Day

In support of the Civil War Trust’s 17th Annual Park Day, the national effort to clean up and raise community awareness of Civil War related historic sites; the City of Franklin has joined forces. We are encouraging volunteers to participate in helping to cleanup and beautify Fort Granger on Saturday April 6, 2013. This effort […]

Staycation Classes

Staycation Classes

Ages 5-10 These classes will cost $10 per child. Toys, Toys, Toys! – Monday, March 25 at Carnton 11am-12pm We will take a take a look at toys that children played with during the Civil War. Children will see how some toys still exist, but others are long gone. They will then have the chance […]

Blue & Gray Days

Blue & Gray Days

The Battle of Franklin Trust is proud to present our annual event of Blue and Gray Days! This year’s event will begin on Friday November 2 and run through Saturday November 3. Friday morning from 8:00am-12:30pm will be reserved specifically for school groups and will open to the general public at 12:30. Guided house tours […]