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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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Much, much more than a house tour

We went to Carter House using the "Value Ticket" purchased from the Franklin Battle Association. I did not expect much more than a standard house tour. But the fact that this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We went to Carter House using the "Value Ticket" purchased from the Franklin Battle Association. I did not expect much more than a standard house tour. But the fact that this house was in the middle ground of one of the most intense Civil War battles of 1864, and the fact that the tour guides managed to "put us in... More 

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atco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A major battle of the civil war was fought on the grounds of this private home and you can still see the bullit holes in the walls of the buildings! Our tour guide made you feel like you were there and part of the Carter family on this awful day. Everyone, including the tour guide, had tears in their eyes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This was our first stop with our value 3 pack destinations. The story behind the family and the Battle of Franklin is incredible. Our guide was a very knowledgable young man and you could tell he was passionate about his job.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I visited the Carter House today, a hot summer day. It was like going back in history. Our guide, Mike, made the residents of the house and the Battle of Franklin come alive. Civil War buffs will love a visit to the Carter House. Hearing and seeing what Franklin, TN was like in November 1864 is very interesting. This place... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Do this with the lotz house & carnton plantation! The three together tell a fascinating story. Our guide was knowledgable & friendly!

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Flower Mound, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We have toured many homes like this but have never had a guide who knew as much history as our guide on this trip. He knew not only the history of the house but also the history of the Battle of Franklin. It was as if we were transported back in time. We loved it!!

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Our guide was surely a history buff- he had a wealth of information to share about the Carter family and that fateful day. When I thought he was done, telling us about the battle- and hypothesizing why -- he took us into the basement where the Carter family stayed during the battle. Living history!

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This was a good walk through. Waited a little while for tour to start bc of short staff. Guide was good. Also air conditioned this was the thrid stop so a little tired and ready for lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We did the guided tour! The story of the house and the battle of Franklin was impressive! So thankful the area is being preserved, cannot wait to take the kids! Tour lasted about 1 hour, required walking and standing but they were very accommodating and provided chairs for those who needed it! Very educational! Recommend a whole day to take... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The history and preservation of a brick house stuck in the midst of flying cannon balls and mini balls is amazing. A must see.

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Address: 1140 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
Phone Number: 615 791 1861
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Franklin

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