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Carter House

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Address: 1140 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
Phone Number: 615 791 1861
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Description: 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.
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Gave me chills

The Carter family hid in the basement of this home while soldiers fought each other to the death outside. They emerged the next morning to find their yard covered with dead and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Carter family hid in the basement of this home while soldiers fought each other to the death outside. They emerged the next morning to find their yard covered with dead and wounded men. I was almost brought to tears as the guide told the story of what happened here. Amazing piece of American history.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the history here. I had no idea of the battle of Franklin and the tour guides were well versed!!! They keep it interesting and engaging. Loved it...learned a great deal.

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Spokane, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

What made this house really interesting is that you can actually still see some of the impact that the Civil War Battle of Franklin, had on the home. There are several bullet holes still in the house and the outbuilding. And, you get to see where the family and children were trapped in the basement during that fighting. The unique... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

A must see, well worth the admission Rich did an excellent job in detailing the battle as well and it's effect on the families. Don't miss, well worth the fee.

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Olathe, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

This house is part of the Battle for Franklin, TN. The house is well preserved and brings you into the middle of what the Carter family was going through when the battle pulled them in and was used by Federal troops.

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Brighton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very interesting insight into the Battle of Franklin, the Carter family, and the history of the house.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I would recommend this place as your first stop out of Lotz, Carnton and here. It has a film that gives some background. This house tour was presented to us by Mike. He was very impressive with his knowledge of the Battle of Franklin, the family and the home. He tells the story so vividly is as if you can... More 

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Nashville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I'm not a huge history buff; however, my Dad who visited us for the weekend, is. We decided to take him to the Carter House, a center piece of the Battle of Franklin. I was astonished by the level of detail, knowledge and passion our tour guide had. I can't remember his name and not sure he is still there,... More 

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Phx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Highly recommend this. Best authentic period furniture ever. The battle of franklin was fascinating. So well told

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Very well preserved and well-guided tour tells the story of the Battle of Franklin, and how it was the beginning of the end of the war. A must-see stop for Civil War buffs and visitors to Franklin.

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