Historic Franklin, Tennessee is a thriving mini metropolis with a rich southern history. The Carter House, The eastern flank of the Battle of Franklin battlefield, the historic homes in Franklin, the Pope House, the old Courthouse, the statue on the square, and one of Franklin’s jewels… The Historic Carnton Plantation.
The Historic Carnton Plantation or Carnton, as I like to call her, is a gorgeous antebellum home that sits on acres of land just a skip or two from downtown Franklin, TN. The house served as a home for Carrie and John McGavock during the mid 19th century.
During the Battle of Franklin, Carnton’s grounds saw more dead and wounded men than imaginable. To this day there is a special cemetery the McGavock family started to honor the fallen soldiers and give them a final place to rest.
Carnton has a little something for everyone. There are children’s programs, summer concerts, daily tours and other events. To learn more about Carnton, visit