Battle of Franklin Trust

The Battle of Franklin Trust is dedicated to a better understanding of a people forever impacted by the American Civil War.

The goal of the Education Department is to engage visitors of all ages with unique programs designed to foster a better understanding of the Battle of Franklin. The history of this battle is often ignored in textbooks and history books, yet it is crucial to an understanding of the Western Theater of the American Civil War and, ultimately, the outcome of the war. Our education programs at both The Carter House and Carnton not only detail the Battle of Franklin, but also incorporate the lives of the families of those two homes.