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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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Elko, Nevada, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I grew up near here and had heard about it a lot but this was my first visit. Wow. To hear about the battle AND see the effects so vividly really brought the events of the battle home to me in a very real way.

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Sydney, Australia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
54 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

i visited all 3 Battle of Franklin Trust houses. This one was in the thick of the fighting. Such an incredible story of how the battle came to be and what happened afterwards, but tied up with the history of the Carter Family. I really enjoyed this tour and could not believe that each one could tell the same story... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Tour guide Austin was terrific. Great piece of history. Si much carnage in such a small amount of time. History becomes real when seeing the bullet holes still present. Very interesting...well worth the visit

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Florence, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The most fascinating of the big three places to visit. To hear the story of the battle, while walking where it actually happened, is overwhelming. The buildings and grounds are well kept and the bullet holes help you imagine what it was really like in 1864.

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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This was an amazing place to see. The bullet ridden house and structures still remain and the stories of the people who lived here are those of commoners in that time. The house only has the first floor open along with the dining room that was considered in the cellar. The tour guide was very knowledgeable in the history of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

The tour guide was very knowledgable. You can still see all the bullet holes in the buildings on the property which was amazing. The tour helped put the battle into perspective. You can save a little on the tour, if you stop by the Franklin Visitor Center and purchase the Value Ticket. Includes the Carter House, Lotz House, and Carnton... More

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Hemphill, Texas, United States
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Our guide was so knowledgeable about the battle of Franklin and the Carter family. To actually still be able to see bullet holes & cannon shot damages is unreal. So much history on the grounds. Hopefully they will be able to get access to more land that was once owned by the Carter's.

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Tomball, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We had some extra time while in Franklin to shop and visit some of the sites around town. The Carter House was one we thought would be a good place to visit for historical purposes and to visit the house and beautiful grounds surrounding it. We were very surprised to learn the tour would be $15, but then again, it... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Very informative. A must see for visitors to the area. The guides are very good and passionate about the history.

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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I enjoyed hearing the very knowledgable docent explain the house and it's history. The house had so many reminders of its past and the Civil War. Recommend it for sure!

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