Battle of Franklin Trust’s Annual Blue & Gray Days Return Nov 8-10

Battle of Franklin Trust’s Annual Blue & Gray Days Return Nov 8-10

The three-day event offers guests of all ages a chance to visit history

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The Battle of Franklin Trust will host its annual living history event, Blue & Gray Days, from Thursday, Nov. 8 to Saturday, Nov. 10 at Carnton and Carter House.

When attending Carter House and Carnton, guests can observe living historians and get hands-on experience with 1800s games and trades. With hundreds of school children and adult spectators every year, Blue & Gray Days allows guests to step into the past.  

Visitors will see many familiar historical figures, such as President Abraham Lincoln, General Ulysses S. Grant, and Civil War soldiers. They will also have the chance to participate in various tasks from 1860’s daily life, including Civil War and African American music as well as a game of cricket.

“Educating guests about The Battle of Franklin and all aspects of life during the 1800s is made possible by interactive events such as Blue & Gray Days,” said Eric A. Jacobson, CEO of The Battle of Franklin Trust. “People want to learn more about how others lived long ago, and how their lives were impacted by events such as war.”

House tours on the mornings of Thursday, Nov. 8 and Friday, Nov. 9 will be closed to the general public to accommodate reserved school groups. Special pricing for student groups and homeschool families are available.

General admission for Blue & Gray Days is included with the purchase of a Classic House tour. Blue & Gray Days’ grounds passes are available for only $10, but do not include a house tour. All proceeds support The Battle of Franklin Trust.

For more information, contact Sarah Falck at 615-905-0692 or

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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