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Carter House

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Address: 1140 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064-3617
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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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Great history.

My daughter and I toured Carter house and Carnton plantation, Lot tz house closed for the day. Good tour guide, walked us through the home, pointed out original pieces and then... read more

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My daughter and I toured Carter house and Carnton plantation, Lot tz house closed for the day. Good tour guide, walked us through the home, pointed out original pieces and then noted cannon hole after back porch as well as outside office has damage also. Civil war history , really hard to believe such a battle took place right in... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Carter Mansion was a fun and interesting addition to our vacation to Nashville Tennessee! The tour guide we had was very kind and knowledgeable about the battle and the Carter Family. The home itself was amazing. Many of the buildings were riddled with bullet holes which I found pretty cool. The Carter house is a must see for those... More 

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Franklin, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Guided tour was excellent. Tour of buildings and grounds focuses on the battle, architecture and family history. A must see for civil war buffs

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here a couple of times w my kids on field trips..always seem to learn something new. The guides are knowledgeable and make it interesting.Its a good way to spend a relaxing morning or afternoon.

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

These three homes--Carter House, Lotz House, and Carnton Plantation--in Franklin, Tennessee, tell the story of the Civil War from a rare, if not unique, perspective: that of civilians caught up in the maelstrom. All other Civil War battlefields I have visited focus on the field of battle and the combatants. In this case, the battlefield was the front and backyards... More 

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Inver Grove Heights
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour was very informative, especially for someone like myself who is not from this area. Seeing history up close like this and hearing the stories of the battle, really gives you a different perspective on the war. You really get an idea of what people went through to keep our nation together.This should be on everyone's must see list.

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Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw all three homes that were in the middle of the Battle of Franklin during the Civil War. The Carter house was maybe the most engaging because a good majority of the battle was fought right there. The home still shows evidence of the battle in the form of numerous bullet holes throughout. Chilling to think of what occurred... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The basement was really interesting to see and demonstrates how scary that day must have been for the Carter family. We highly recommend this tour for a good history lesson, very well done.

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Cullman, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An amazing way to learn about the Battle of Franklin as the war was fought on sight. Our tour guide, David Van Dyke was THE BEST tour guide I've ever had in my life!!! He was so passionate about the history of the place that our group went from awe to goose bumps to trying not to cry at the... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Before our guided tour of the house, we viewed the small museum about participants in the house and the battle. Our tour guide did a wonderful job of interpreting & recreating the battle and what was happening with the house's residents.

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