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Carter House

1140 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
615 791 1861
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Ranked #3 of 24 attractions in Franklin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, History Museums
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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Nashville, Tennessee
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The facilities were clean and staff very informative and had vast knowledge of the Civil War Battle and the Carter family. We highly recommend this tour.

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Troy, Missouri
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the tour of the house, but the tour guide talked too long and in circles. Honestly the tour could have been cut in half and would have been just fine. One lady did fall asleep during one of the guide's stories. But if you like American History like I do stop by and pay a visit.

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Lecanto, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This tour is an unbelievable part of our history. The narrator brought tears to my eyes. This tour along with the Carnton Plantation home is a must when visiting Franklin. And you will also see the battlefields.

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We took this tour in conjunction with a tour of the Lotz house since they are in very close proximity to one another. We enjoyed it immensely. Our tour guide (I believe his last name was Peck) was extremely knowledgeable and engaging. I would love to visit again sometime when I could also fit in the Plantation a few miles... More

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Winchester, Tennessee
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My friends and I Halloween of 2001 went to this house trying to scare ourselves because we had heard that it was haunted. We arrived that night and pulled in the drive way. There was a bonfire going on and 2 guys and a girl in the civil war time period clothing. We got out of the car and they... More

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2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Another spot in franklin that is a must see, the tour guides take you inside the house and explain details of the civil war battle in franklin.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I have been to this site several times and still enjoy the tour. Small place, tucked just outside Downtown Franklin. This is my favorite of the Civil War sites in Franklin.

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Augusta, GA
Top Contributor
402 reviews 402 reviews
174 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We did this home in tandem with Carnton Plantation in Franklin. I couldn't get over the story I was listening to; it was fascinating, and the amount of bloodstains you could still see on the floor corroborated the story we were being told. The home itself is beautiful and the grounds are used as a wedding venue today. The guide... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I visited the Carter House recently on an outing to Franklin. This town is great if you love history and historic homes/tours! I took the Classic Franklin Tour first with Margie @ Franklin on Foot followed by a wonderful tour of the Lotz House. My final stop of the day was the Carter House. Wow, this was an awesome tour!... More

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Arthur, Illinois
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Our tour guide for the Carter House was very knowledgeable about the Battle of Franklin and the Carter family. He made you feel as if you were there on the day of the Battle feeling what the family and neighbors must have felt like as they huddled in the basement as the fighting raged in their very backyard! Had visited... More

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