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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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Great History Lesson

Amazing place to learn about the civil war and bring history to life. Amazed that this was so in tact and standing 150+ years later. A must for anyone in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Surrey, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing place to learn about the civil war and bring history to life. Amazed that this was so in tact and standing 150+ years later. A must for anyone in the area.

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Port Moody, British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Derek was our guide. He is clearly very knowledgeable about the Carter family, the Battle of Franklin and the Civil War. Thank you for helping us to understand the context of the battle and for answering all of our questions. You told a great story Derek. We would highly recommend this historic site.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Building with bullet and cannon hits are impressive. The tour guide are great they cover not only the Battle but the family experience. A great value

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Atlanta, GA.
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

We had Roger as our guide and he was great! He painted a picture for us, verbally, of what happened on Nov. 30, 1864. The past cam alive for everyone. I am so glad that we bought the value ticket and visited all 3 of the major tourist attractions in Franklin. Don't miss it

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I really enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide was wonderful. He was very informative and engaging. Listening to the story of the Carter family and what they went through during the Battle of Franklin makes you realize how tough people had to be during that time. It is an amazing story. You will also get to see some of the... More 

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Our tour guide, Mr. Van Dyke, was extremely knowledgeable about the Battle of Franklin- a very intelligent and approachable historian. The tour stays on time and includes the house and great stories of history of this very bloody battle. Both the Carter House and Lotz house were key in this battle. Both tours were very respectful of all the men... More 

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Midlothian, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A gem of civil war history it opens your eyes to see the difficulties for all in that time during the battle of Franklin.

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Thornton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

If you ever wondered how deadly it was to be in a Civil War battle, all you have to do is look at the bullet holes on the outer buildings at the Carter House. Incredible. The Union Army expended over a million rounds in less than 5 hours. This battle is an amazing testament to both armies, North and South,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I loved visiting this house and hearing the story behind this home. You can actually see all the bullet holes in the outside walls and just being able to be where so much history took place.

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Coldwater, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The Carter family was caught in the middle of the fighting during the Battle of Franklin in 1864. Staff is well informed & are enthusiastic in their presentations. A must visit if a person expects to understand this battle. The main house and several out building still have bullet marks on them

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