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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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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This home is directly across the street from the Lotz House museum. It's a great historical site. They show a short video before the tour begins, and on the tour I participated in there was myself and one other couple--it was cool to almost have a private tour! For the most part, once you get on the porch which is... More

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Huntsville
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

They gentleman giving the tour was wonderful. Lots of info, answered questions. He was excited about sharing his info. Several pieces of furniture were in the house day of the battle. The guide pointed each piece out. Told history of the house, family and the battle.

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Lowell, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

What an amazing story that we never knew before. A battle literally in the backyard - and 150 years later there is so much still known about it. My family and I love to visit places of historic event and were absolutely bowled over with the amount of information that is still known about that day in history. So wonderful... More

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Shame on us, but we knew nothing about the Battle of Franklin before we went on this tour. Our guide (Mike maybe?) was excellent. He obviously has an incredible amount of Civil War knowledge and could have overwhelmed us....and we got very close to that limit.... but by the time we sat on the back porch and he wrapped up... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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
45 helpful votes 45 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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