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Address: 1140 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
Phone Number: 615 791 1861
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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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A Franklin Highlight

This is the best place to go if you want to understand the heartbreak of the Battle of Franklin. Many improvements have been made to improve the historical experience!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Diane L
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Marysville, Michigan
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Marysville, Michigan
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the best place to go if you want to understand the heartbreak of the Battle of Franklin. Many improvements have been made to improve the historical experience!

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Thank Diane L
Charlotte, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the history is amazing in this small suburb of Nashville, you need to save 1 whole day to see all there is to see here along with the battlefield. We heard a strip mall was purchased to be bulldozed to put some history buildings back in place. Can't wait to go back.

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Jesup, Georgia
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236 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family recently toured this house. They had several options for tours. We took the guided tour- it is the only way to see the inside of the house. We bought our tickets and had to wait about half an hour for the next tour. We looked through the very small museum and gift shop while waiting. Our tour took... More 

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1 Thank gmaj_05
Nashville, Tennessee
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Carter house sits on the site where the Battle of Franklin occurred during the Civil War. It is the original house, as well as some of the out buildings. The tour includes the first floor of the house, as well as the basement, where the Carter family and troops hid during the battle. Since most of the land around... More 

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1 Thank 191terrip
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent staff brings the Battle of Franklin into stark reality. The fierce fighting around the house and grounds was devastating. The house and it's story are well shared.

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2 Thank cte39794
Beaverton, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the three houses to tour - Carter, Carnton & Lotz. Each are so interesting and informative! I toured all three in one day - not necessary but certainly offers a sens of continuity.

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1 Thank Linda T
Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to place yourself in the battle of Franklin on November 30, 1864 this is the place to be. The epicenter of the battle of Franklin was here. The tours are well given by knowledgeable guides. Lots if history and artifacts.

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1 Thank Larry M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The House is made to fell realistic and you get stuck in time when The battle began. The story of the family is overwhelming to what happen back in the day. You can see the bullet holes and basement seller was amazing.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only had time for the tour of the home, unfortunately we did not have any time to view the grounds. Our guide was into genealogy, WOW, the stories she was able to tell us about the family was amazing, made it so personal. Amazing what this family went through. We regret that we didn't have more time to see... More 

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Pace, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

This was also one of the best civil war historical tors I have ever been on the tour guide was extremely knowledgeable he knew so much about the battle and his enthusiasm for the tour and what he was doing completely showed through he was riveting and very interesting

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