Historic Carnton Plantation and McGavock Confederate Cemetery

1345 Eastern Flank Cir.
Franklin, TN 37064- Map It
(615) 794-0903

AAA Editor Notes

Historic Carnton Plantation and McGavock Confederate Cemetery is at 1345 Eastern Flank Cir. Confederate troops assembled on the property during the Battle of Franklin, a bloody 5-hour skirmish occurring on Nov. 30, 1864. The wounded and dying were brought to Carnton, which served as a field hospital. Adjacent to this elegant estate owners John and Carrie McGavock established a 1,500-grave cemetery. Released in 2005, the best-selling novel “The Widow of the South” is based on the life of Mrs. McGavock. Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
$15; $12 (ages 65+); $8 (ages 6-12). Grounds tour $5. Plantation tour $25.
Hours: Grounds Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 11-5. Guided plantation and battlefield tours depart Tues.-Sat. at 11 and 2; reservations are required for Sat. tour. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.