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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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The young man who was our guide was an engaging dramatic storyteller. We felt as if we were right there with the Carter family in their home during the horrific Battle of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The young man who was our guide was an engaging dramatic storyteller. We felt as if we were right there with the Carter family in their home during the horrific Battle of Franklin.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This particular Franklin attraction had the most detail of the ferocious nature of the Battle of Franklin during the American civil war. Guides will help you understand the importance of this battle towards ending the war. Some family/social history also helped shape the quality of the tour. Spend 30 minutes prior to the tour for the interesting historical film.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

The best first stop on the tour of the Battle of Franklin. The story is both exciting and tragic. You will be amazed at the bullet riddled structures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This house is an amazing survivor of one of the bloodiest days of the Civil War. Looking at the bullet damage still on the walls of the house makes events of 150 years ago seem like yesterday!! Our tour guide was extremely knowledgable and you could tell he had a passion for history and the people who lived through that... More 

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This was the childhood home of Confederate soldiers who actually fought on the property. The home is not as ornate or large as some of the other historic residences in Franklin, but it has a big story to tell.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Greatly enjoyed the up close and personal family history presented in Carter house. The broad sweep of civil war horrific battles has up close and real connection when we experienced the close quarters of this landmark battle. Actual personal furniture , quilt and cross stitch alongside bullet pecked walls is very close and real history.

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Madison, MS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Kevin was our tour guide and he really made the tour special. You can tell he is truly passionate about the history of the area. We also visited Carnton and preferred this tour. There were more historical family items in this home and it seemed that more details of this family's life are known. It is a very grim realization... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We went as a part of a Civil War Trip, the tour of the house and the area around it was very detailed, but my attention was never lost, Kevin, our tour guide, was able to answer every single question, knew everything about the subject, always excited to tell you about something else, he never left out anything important out.... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Great little place to stop into when you go through Franklin. Piece of history that you will surely remember.

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grimsley,tn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Our tour guide was very informative on the battle of Franklin. I first went to the Carter house my 7th and 8th grade years for TN HIstory and yesterday I took my mother and my son. We all enjoyed it. We did not do all 3 tours in one day... that is a lot of history all at one time!

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