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Winstead Hill Park

Columbia Ave., Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 794-2103
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Ranked #11 of 24 Attractions in Franklin
Type: Parks, Historic Sites
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Florence, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I was unable to locate this site. Additional signage may be needed. We drove over one mile from Carter House, but we're disappointed that we couldn't find it.

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Nashville, TN
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A wonderful short stop to learn about the Battle of Franklin. It takes you up to the top of the hill where the generals could see out to Franklin and plan their attack. Unfortunately it didn't work out the way they planned and it was a sad massacre for the South. Also go see the Carter House, the Lotz House,... More

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Darien, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is a very interesting place because it was where the commander of the Army of Tennessee, Lt. General John Bell Hood, oversaw the Battle of Franklin. His command center is just about a half mile south; an old plantation not open to visitors. There is an excellent terrain map at the top of the hill that shows all the... More

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Tennessee
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120 reviews 120 reviews
61 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Winstead Hill Park was the promontory which Gen. Bell used as a vantage point during the Civil War Battle of Franklin. Steps take you up to this site and along the way there are various informational plaques to read. Once down from this walk, you can enjoy a picnic, fly a kite, toss a frisbee, football, or baseball in a... More

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sharon
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

it was ok but it is not a walk trail you see a lot trees and people runs not walk it a good place get out rest and walk around little bit I would be back at this park

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Nashville, Tennessee
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274 reviews 274 reviews
80 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

So much history evolves around this beautiful place. Having lived in Tennessee for most of my life, I was not aware of this park. It is a wonderful way to spend the afternoon with family. It is not only educational and historic, the lookout from the top of the hill is so beautiful. Trees, hills, nature interspersed with modern town... More

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Salem, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Urban sprawl makes it almost impossible to visualize the Battle of Franklin. Go up Winstead Hill before you do anything else--the markers and information, along with the view, help you understand the troop movements and see very easily how the battle started. A great reference point and the markers there are both poignant and informative.

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Fort Wayne
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51 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Was here a couple of years ago to see places associated with the Battle of Franklin. Found this stop on my self guided auto tour to be very nice. The monuments, maps, and just over all view was interesting. It would have been much better if the trees shutting off the view of "The Carter House" had been removed but... More

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Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

After touring Carnton plantation and the Carter and Lotz home, I liked going up there to firm up their locations to each other for myself. It was a nice warm day and a very pleasant historical park

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Seneca, South Carolina
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6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We visited this site in order to see the battlefield from the vantage point of General Hood. However, the trees in the direction of the Carter home have been allowed to grow to block the view in that direction. The stone sidewalk up the hill has also become very rough. But the worst part was the stench coming from the... More

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