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Carter House

1140 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
615 791 1861
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Franklin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, History Museums, Landmarks
Owner description: This ante-bellum home was the site of a famous Civil War battle and has a museum dedicated to the...
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums, History Museums, Landmarks
Owner description: This ante-bellum home was the site of a famous Civil War battle and has a museum dedicated to the history of the battle.
Useful Information: Activities for older children

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Westminster, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Love learning about the Civil War. This was an extremely interesting tour of a family involved in the War in Franklin, TN

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Dickson, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The guide was very informative and it was a well thought out tour. Only thing was knowing how many men died in a 5 hour period, on the very ground we were standing, shook me. I'm a sensitive and an empath, so it hit me hard.

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Greensburg, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Out of the three houses we visited while in Franklin, The Carter House was absolutely my favorite. We arrived to the Carter House and we weren't really sure what to expect. We bought our tickets, and walked around the house. Until the time of the tour, you are allowed to walk around the house and take pictures or do whatever... More 

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

You'll want to tour the Lotz House, Carter House, and Carnton Plantation house in that order. They're close to each other and very doable in one day. Get the package price at the first house you visit. Excellent tour guides. You get all the usual historic house information, but the real story is the Battle of Franklin that literally rages... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Carter House is superb. The restoration is excellent and the grounds (those already preserved) are fantastic in their presentation of actual battle damage. The efforts of the preservation groups to restore the entire core area to pristine period status is astounding. If current efforts continue then the entire area, even stretching to the east river, will constitute one of the... More 

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Grovetown, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

nice tour. knowledgeable staff. was there for the 150th anniversary. love to go back when i have more time.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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85 reviews 85 reviews
45 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Came for the 150th. This place should be a must visit. Nice visitor center and museum. The guided tour was great. Really amazing to walk around the buildings and see the scars of war.

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Wann
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We bought the combination ticket and toured the Carnton Plantation, the Lotz House and the Carter House. It is definitely the way to go in our opinion. This was our 2nd stop. At the Carter House, in addition to the family history, we heard in great detail about the strategies of both sides of the Battle. We were amazed by... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The tour was fine but the entry cost was too much. The house was interesting but there really isn't any battlefield left; not the fault of the Carter House trustees.

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Oakmont, Pennsylvania
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150 reviews 150 reviews
48 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We visited the Carter House after our tour of the nearby Carnton Plantation. As the tour started with the usual history of the family who resided there and the furnishings, etc, I began to think, "What's so special about this place?" As the tour progressed, however, we came to realize that this house was in the epicenter of the 5... More 

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