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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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So much history

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Terre Haute, Indiana
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Terre Haute, Indiana
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28 reviews
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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 NEW

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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Oakville, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

After visiting Carnton Plantation and Lotz House where the guides were so wonderful, this was a disappointment. The guide gave his canned speech, walked and talked. Only time he seemed to genuinely be interesting was in talking about the battle itself. Maybe we were tired and he was tired toward the end of the day.

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Fayetteville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We have visited this home twice and had excellent tour guides each time. This is a must see if you are doing the civil war tour in Franklin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This tour was amazing! Loved the tour guide he made the battle seem so real! It was a great experience to listen and have the battle come to life. We were in the home that was in the center of the battle of Franklin!

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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Good museum of one of the bloodiest days of America's bloodiest war - the Battle of Franklin - and the story of the toll it took on the Carter family. The house and other antebellum buildings, including the office, kitchen & slaves' quarters tell the tale of life at the Carter farm, and the bullet holes & earthworks impart the... More 

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Ridgeland, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I'm not a good Civil War historian. I know a little, but it is fun to go to a battlefield and get immersed in it by listening to a guide who really know what he/she is talking about. This is a house in Franklin, TN, which was an intensive five-hour battle that saw many casualties, including a son of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We took a large group of children on this tour. It feels as if you are stepping back in time. Our guide did an excellent job. You could almost picture the experience. We greatly enjoyed the special exhibit that was on display with the medical tools.

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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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