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Vintage Base Ball begins April 27!

After nearly 150 years, a Civil War–era style of base ball will once again be played in Tennessee. Vintage base ball (yes, it was two words in the 1860s) is a sport with strong support in the Midwest and Northeast but no teams in any state of the Mid-South until 2013 when the Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball was formed. Carnton Plantation is pleased to be the home field for the Franklin Farriers. April 27th will feature a double-header with games played at noon and 3:00 P.M. The base ball games are free to the public.

Click here to learn more about the Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball.

Have Your Wedding at Carnton!

From two American Presidents to socialites at soirees, Historic Carnton Plantation has been a gathering place for ladies and gentlemen over the last two centuries. Now, the history of Carnton has been memorialized in the best-selling novel The Widow of the South. Make your wedding a part of our tradition as you say your vows under the one hundred sixty-year-old Osage Orange tree in our restored antebellum garden.

Whether you’ve dreamed of a rustic outdoor setting or want more modern amenities, one of our reception locations will complete your vision.

Click here to view newly posted Weddings at Carnton images.

Support The Carter House and Carnton Plantation during The Big Payback on May 6, 2014!

The Big Payback, hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, is a community-wide online giving day to support local non-profits.

All funds donated during The Big Payback will be used toward the cost of educational programming at The Carter House and Carnton. During this Sesquicentennial year, we are providing a number of programs including Hands on History, Calicos and Cadets Summer Camp, Blue and Gray Days, and Family Nights at the Museum. By supporting our sites, you give children and families the opportunity to experience history where it happened.

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