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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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This was a great side trip from down town Nashville. The Civil War history in Franklin Tn. is something I never knew until our visit. I like the way they have left some of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Saugus, Massachusetts
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Saugus, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

This was a great side trip from down town Nashville. The Civil War history in Franklin Tn. is something I never knew until our visit. I like the way they have left some of the damage from the battle of 1864. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and very helpful with all questions. I am glad to see that some of... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

I loved all the details. Your heart went out to the people who were huddled in the basement during this horrible battle.

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Franklin, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We visited on the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin on a candlelight tour. An amazing experience, yet eerie experience. Unlike other Civil and Revolutionary historic spots I have visited, this experience was more about the personal impact of the battle on the local population than about battlefield strategy and military operations.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited this property after visiting the Lotz family House. We bought the value package to see this house, Lotz House and the Carnton Plantation. (HIGHLY RECOMMEND SEEING ALL THREE). I unfortunately don't remember the woman's name that gave our tour, I want to say Lauren?!, but she was very knowledgeable and explained the house and it's family's history with... More 

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Kansas City
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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

My son and I went on this tour. My son is 11 and he really enjoyed the tour also. Our tour guide Mike was great. We were the only ones on our tour, so we got a private tour. He really showed us things on the land that corresponded on the map. Seeing it like that really made it feel... More 

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Belleville, Wisconsin
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The tour of Carter House was excellent and very informative. Our guide (sorry, I did not get her name) brought the story to life. She was very knowledgeable and passionate about the subject. I got a little teary eyed at one point as she described the terrors the family went through during the battle and after. We are very glad... More 

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Oceanport, New Jersey
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104 reviews 104 reviews
16 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

After visiting Cairnton Plantation, we found this tour very disappointing. Our guide seemed to stray from the story and had us lost at times---many felt the same way, as some left before the tour was over.

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Southaven, Mississippi
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

My husband loves history. We were touring the major civil war attractions in Franklin. Our guide was great. The stories brought the war to life. Seeing the evidence of war on the buildings made the devastation even more real. They showed how the battle progressed on a map. It was very informative. Being there gave you a sense of what... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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24 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We had an excellent man give a very informative tour of the Carter House which was in the center of a very bloody battle with hand to hand combat for several hours. You can still see the bullet holes on most of the buildings. The Carter family his in their basement with neighbors and servants while the battle waged right... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Nicely presented and informative talks on events that took place where you are standing to listen. Some original furniture and furnishings, though understandably some is of the period but not original to the places

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