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Carter House

1140 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064-3617
+1 615-791-1861
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The Carter House was built around 1830 by Fountain Branch Carter. By the time of the Civil War it was a large agricultural operation. In the years leading up to the Civil War nearly thirty slaves lived and worked on the farm. The Carter home and property was consumed by the Battle of Franklin on November 30, 1864. One of the Carter sons was mortally wounded during the terrible fighting and died in the house two days after the battle. House tours and battlefield tours are provided daily and 360 days a year.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1140 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064-3617
+1 615-791-1861
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Reviewed yesterday

We toured both the Carnton plantation and the Carter house, which is where the Battle of Franklin took place. I can't overstate how absolutely mind blowing this tour was. Our guide, Brad, revealed a wide array of details about the family, the house, and the...More

Thank lisainwisco
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Carter House and Lotz house are near each other but very different tours. Lotz is more about the house and the wood craftsman that owned it. Carter is more about the battle of Franklin that played out in the yard of the property. The...More

Thank Cobber88
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The story of the battle of Franklin is compelling and an American story. Our tour guide brought the story of the Franklin Battle to life. His love for history was contagious. I really feel blessed to have learned more about this important part of history

Thank Dvcgirleo
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to visit the Carter House as it was recommended in our guide and offered a snapshot of local history in the civil war and some unique evidence to the destruction of that conflict with the bullet ridden office. It was a terrible day...More

Thank Alex W
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you do nothing else, you must visit here. The house is small and typical of houses during that time frame. What makes it interesting is the battle that took place just yards from the main house. There is a barn still standing with so...More

Thank momo451
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great history that come alive and keeps us aware of the past. Great guide, great knowledge .......... .

Thank daisyrn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been going to the Carter house for years. The tour guides are the best historians around! Cannon ball holes in the back porch say it all! This place was showered with bullets. The men that died there were killed so fast that when they...More

Thank Joliesbucketlist
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to the Carter house and the Lotz house. Loved the knowledge we received at the Lotz house but not so knowledgeable at the Carter house. Also we got a full tour at the Lotz house for $10 and the Carter house was almost...More

1  Thank busyboyproductions
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a much larger property than the Lotz home. The guide breathed and lived the history of the war. She knew so much and is always reading and studying on her own to bring more stories to life. That said, the indepth tour was...More

Thank fairgirl59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great small property with huge horrific history. Our tour guide was top notch-personable and very knowledgeable. Made the house and grounds come alive with story telling. The family story and how they survived the battle is compelling. Just a great Civil War site to see....More

Thank Gary B
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8 April 2017|
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Response from MikeMChattanooga | Reviewed this property |
Tickets can be purchased for all three attractions at the first one you visit. Doing that saves you something like $11 per person.