Annual Civil War camp invites kids to explore life during the 1800’s at The Carter House and Carnton Plantation

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The Battle of Franklin Trust presents Calicos and Cadets program, a hands-on, 1860s-style summer camp experience for children ages 8 to 12 with “Life in the 1800s” 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 20-22 and “Soldier Life” 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 11-13 at The Carter House and Carnton Plantation.

The stories of The Carter House and Carnton Plantation tell not only the fateful story of the Battle of Franklin, but also demonstrate how the war changed the lives of everyday people. At both sessions, children will learn the basics of 1800s life - from the significance of the war to how it affected civilians, soldiers, and children. The June session features activities such as churning butter, digging for artifacts and playing period games to discover 19th century America. In July, campers will create an authentic field hospital, in addition to enlisting, marching and drilling.

Advance registration is required.

The cost is $125 per camper for each three-day session.

For more information, visit www.boft.org or email Sarah Falck at sarah@boft.org.

The required medical and permission forms are also available on The Battle of Franklin Trust’s website.

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. For more information, visit www.boft.org.

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Contact: Susan Andrews or India Mayer

The Andrews Agency 615-242-4400 india@andrewspr.com

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Cindy Dupree

Director of Public Relations
cindy.dupree@tn.gov
615) 741-9010