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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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Historic Franklin

Amazing, informative and entertaining tour. Learned about the Carter and Lotz family experiences on that fateful November 30, 1864. Being in the basement and seeing the names on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Smyrna, Tennessee
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Smyrna, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Amazing, informative and entertaining tour. Learned about the Carter and Lotz family experiences on that fateful November 30, 1864. Being in the basement and seeing the names on chairs of the family members seeking safety was chilling. Cannot imagine the horror they experienced.

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Harker Heights, Texas
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152 reviews 152 reviews
61 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The intimacy of the tour guides cannot be overstated. Their grasp of the situation, and their ability to put it into today's values was wonderful.

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Saint Louis
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The thought of what happened here during the Battle of Franklin, is simply horrific. The thought of what the children had to endur and what they had to see in the aftermath. The house with all of its bullet holes and the cannon ball hole, is just crazy. And the three out buildings that are still standing from that day... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

see the history of Franklin here! really good. enjoyable for the family. i went there for a school project and got a good grade. glad i went there.

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Bell Buckle, Tennessee
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

They have done a great job interpreting this site and it's just getting better. You can see bullet holes and shell damage from 150 years ago and because of the constant work to get rid of modern structures around the battle line area, it's becoming easier and easier to interpret and see what happened that fateful evening. Franklin should be... More 

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Brandon, Mississippi
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

While dealing with the ice and snow during a week long stay in Nashville in February, I took the risk of driving down to both Winstead Hill and then into Franklin to tour the Carter House. As I was the only visitor at at the Carter House at the time, I was treated by Mike, a most superb tour guide,... More 

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Greater Cincinnati
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Visited Franklin with my 15 year old son and this was his favorite stop. Tours seem to run frequently and we had no wait (and before we finished our tour another had started). Mike was an excellent tour guide and did a great job of engaging the adults, teen, and children on the tour. Mike said he also does battlefield... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The guided tour will take one hour and has set times of day that it's given - suggest you call ahead for times. Unfortunately the next tour was going to put us off schedule so we couldnt' attend, however we did get to see the movie intro, walk the grounds and look at the map handout to get much of... More 

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Philadelphia
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177 reviews 177 reviews
91 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I was with the Tennessee Motor Coach 2015 Convention and we toured all three historic homes. I thought that tour guides were just awesome and they spoke with such passion as they ran through the events that unfolded. I was so happy when I found Tod Carter's grave in Rest Haven Cemetery which wasn't that far from the house.

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Trenton, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The Carter House is part of the Battle of Franklin, and it seems so real. You see the bullet holes still in the house, you stand in the cellar where the Carter's and the Lotz families sought shelter during the battle. Be sure to see all the attractions in Franklin - it is well worth the trip

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