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Address: 1140 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064-3617
Phone Number: +1 615-791-1861
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This ante-bellum home was the site of a famous Civil War battle and has a...

This ante-bellum home was the site of a famous Civil War battle and has a museum dedicated to the history of the battle. House tours and battlefield tours are provided daily and 360 days a year.

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This house should be visited with the Canton Plantation. It was great to visualize the battle from both perspectives and both ends. Guides at both places were pleasant and made... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Vista, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This house should be visited with the Canton Plantation. It was great to visualize the battle from both perspectives and both ends. Guides at both places were pleasant and made sure everybody was included.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took two 15 year old teenage girls on a tour here. They were mesmerized by the enthusiastic and informative tour guide. She added family stories and interesting facts throughout our tour of the house and grounds. The map she showed us really made the battle come to life for the girls. We sat on the porch looking out at the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Carter House is part of the trifecta of Civil War History in Franklin - along with Carnton Plantation (including the McGavock Confederate Cemetery) and The Lotz house. All are MUST-SEEs to get a full picture of this critical and not-well-enough-known battle of the War. I must give a shout-out to our Carter House guide - Randy Purcell - he... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is another tour you don't want to miss. Our tour guide had so much info and answered all our questions. given to us by J T. It felt like we could have been there through it all. If you are a history buff this tour is definitely a must. We also did the Lotz House and the Carton Plantation.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a Groupon but discount is not much. Good explanation of the battle. Basement as a safe harbor.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice small museum and gift shop welcomes you. We were part of a grayline tour group. Our guide for this stop was very energetic, entertaining, and knowledgeable. Not a huge property, but really value it's significance after the tour. Some original items, some replicas. Some left for the imagination. Interesting home and property, but incredible story about the 5... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The historian we had made the history of the Battle of Franklin, the death of Tad Carter and the fighting around the Carter house come alive. They have come a long way in restoring the grounds and emplacements of the cannon along with rifle pits on the property. Thanks to the Friends of Franklin, it lives on to provide our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the family, history, and land surrounding this house where the battle of Franklin was fought. This was my first historical tour and I loved it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The wonderful guide Cliff really brought this battle to life- an incredible event in the civil war. Not knowing anything at all about this event, Cliff gave us such a realistic and dramatic account of what went on. To still see the original bullet holes leaves quite an impression on what occurred at this homesite. It's worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour guide did a great job and the house and land were very well preserved. The story of the houses relation to the battle of Franklin is fascinating.

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