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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
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1140 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064-3617
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This tour was very informative and gave a great overview of the Franklin battle and the family who stayed in the basement of the Carter house during the battle. Our tour guide, David Van Dyke was one of the best and most passionate tour guides...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wonderful tour. Our guide, Jim, was amazing. He knew so many facts and made the history come alive. Cannot recommend enough. Even my husband, who is no history buff, enjoyed it immensely. Will definitely go again.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This tour really needs to be incorporated with your tour of the Lotz House. We had a great tour guide. He gave great mental pictures of what he was describing. These tours are run by a company that doesn't get grants from the government so...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with a group of my West Point Classmates. I even read up on the battle beforehand, so I was pretty fresh on the big details. We got a tour and it was even better. The local Franklin folks have done a great job...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Carter House was an excellent look back at Civil War History, particularly the Battle of Franklin. When my son and I decided to visit the Battle of Franklin site, we assumed we would be visiting some large outdoor field. We were stunned to find...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide, Brad, was excellent. He told the story of the Carter family as if he knew them, not as if he memorized his presentation. He knew facts. Interesting facts. His descriptions were as if you were reading from a book. I came to...More

Thank BudNLily
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am from franklin tn and have been to the Carter house a couple times in the past. They had a special were you could visit both the Carter house and the Carton Plantation for one low price. ( Take advantage if this is available)....More

Thank patsywbrown
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EricJacobson, General Manager at Carter House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your kind words. Bobby knows the place as well as anyone.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dave, our tour guide , made the battle come alive. Great house to start at if you are also doing the Lotz house and the carnton plantation as you get a good overview of the battle and this informationhelsptounderdtand what happened at the other sites.

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Tour guide told story of house and grounds. Battle story is engaging and interesting. Grounds walk can see out buildings and bullet holes in sides of buildings.

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Not withstanding the super freesing temperatures (low teens) our tour guide made our tour super engaging and truly showed her passion for the subject and the site. We might just be tempted to come again in warmer weather so we could linger over the outside...More

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mcollazo288
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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.
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