A century and a half ago November 30 became an indelible part of Franklin’s history. Since 1951 when The Carter House was saved and subsequently opened to the public, there have been many people and groups that have worked to preserve this important story. They have done so through battlefield reclamation, the care of historic structures, and telling the stories of thousands of Americans who were impacted by the Battle of Franklin.
For decades we have been building toward the future – and the future is now.
The Battle of Franklin Trust, in conjunction with Franklin’s Charge, is embarking on a campaign to preserve the Carter outbuildings – the farm office, smokehouse, and slave cabin. Help us achieve our goal to repair the historic buildings, open them to the public, and broaden our daily presentation of the battle, the Carter family, and slavery.