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Carter House

1140 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
615 791 1861
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Ranked #3 of 24 Attractions in Franklin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, History Museums
Description: This ante-bellum home was the site of a famous Civil War battle and has a museum dedicated to the history of the battle.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Columbia, Tennessee, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I toured the Lotz house before this, so it fell a little flat in comparison. Still, very eye-opening and I learned a lot. I highly recommend doing these tours because you will learn a lot. I hadn't really even heard of the Battle of Franklin until these tours.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our tour guide was great and covered a lot of information in 1 hour. Crazy to hear the story of how the Carter's were in the middle of the battle and to see the "scars" still to this day. Would recommend!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The Carter house, grounds and other buildings are in excellent shape. The tour guide did an excellent job as she related the history of the Carter family, the house and the Battle of Franklin. You will marvel at what the Carter family went through as their house was used by the Union as their headquarters during the Battle of Franklin... More

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Canton, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The house and the grounds of the Carter House are so covered with history it is unbelievable. 150 year old bullet holes you can put your hands in! The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the battle, the family and the town. Great story teller, he even kept my children's attention. Must see in Franklin!!

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Nashville
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Just a short 20 minute drive from Nashville you'll find the Carter House. Located in Franklin ,Tn this house and grounds plays homage to one of the significant battles of the Civil War. Bullet holes remain in the walls where over 10,000 casualties occurred. Its also know for the human story and how one family coped with the reality of... More

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Carstairs, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

House and grounds well preserved, tourguide knew his stuff and made it very engaging and relevant. Ties in nicely to Lotz House tour.

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Marion, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

If you can only do one thing on your tour of Franklin, this is it. To start, the gentleman who waited on us at the visitor's center was very thoughtful and sensitive in asking about the needs of our disabled daughter. Our tour guide, Russell, was superb. His knowledge of the home, family, and Civil War history was obviously expert.... More

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Franklin, Tennessee, United States
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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We spent a nice couple of hours at the Carter House, grounds and Museum. The house contains both period pieces and actual family heirlooms throughout. We took the guided tour with the very knowledgeable Austin who kept us involved with his organized presentation. He was energetic and passionate about the Battle of Franklin. He described a vivid picture of the... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Franklin TN is rife with the Civil War battles & memorials. Several turning point battles happened in this area. We have grave sites for both the N $ S. The information is well presented, interesting, and with many of the guides a unique sense of southern charm and hospitality infuses itself into the narrative. Love being able to take my... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Carter House, Lotz House and the Carnton Plantation are must-sees for a visit to Franklin. The stories shared by the tour guides will take you back in time and allow you to experience a fraction of what happened during the Civil War.

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