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Address: 4023 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN 37064
Phone Number: (615) 794-2103
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Just go for a walk

I know this site has interesting historical significance, but I'd go just to enjoy the park. It has open green spaces where you can relax, read and picnic. Also lengthy trails... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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45 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I know this site has interesting historical significance, but I'd go just to enjoy the park. It has open green spaces where you can relax, read and picnic. Also lengthy trails that would be a perfect loop for a brisk run. Just a perfect spot for a sunny afternoon.

Thank foxsocks
Carbondale, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Do take the time to read or hear about the Battle of Franklin TN before going to this sight. You must be able to walk a small hill to get there, but is well worth it. You can envision the soldiers below.

Thank dottyb13
Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

being a fan of history and being in the area, I knew I had to stop here. Nice spot to visit and reflect upon the war, Markers help describe the scene.. Not a whole lot to see, but still a powerful Civil war spot for historians.

Thank jlantern3
Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

This outlook is a few miles down from the Carter House and well worth stopping. This is the place where General Hood ordered his army into battle and watched the battle from. A few steep places but if you can handle stairs you should be okay. Markers are in place for the states that fought bravely in the battle.

1 Thank lagiant
Franklin, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

You can see a great deal of the City of Franklin. You'll see what the civil war troops looked over 150 years ago this past November 30th.

Thank Houston N
Franklin, Tennessee
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69 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

If you are visiting Franklin for it's Civil War history, this is one place that you must stop. There isn't much to see, only a few displays explaining what happened at the location, but it is incredibly significant to the history of the Battle of Franklin.

1 Thank benmiller321
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Very interesting, self-guided tour of the Confederate leadership (Gen. John Bell Hood) prior to the Battle of Franklin. This is a quick stop that offers a view of the city and is a perfect compliment to tours at the Lotz house, the Carter House and/or the Carnton Plantation / McGavock Confederate Cemetery. No gift shop, but rest rooms and water... More 

1 Thank Mike L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Imagine being a Confederate General preparing and being angry that you had not stopped your foe earlier. In your zeal to seek retribution, you decide to storm a well fortified Federal position. This is the site where that bad decision was made. As a result somewhere in the neighborhood of 8,000 Americans died a vicious and horrible death. Then the... More 

1 Thank John E
Franklin, Tennessee, United States
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34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a quick stop but it's an amazing view. Same view the soldiers saw right before marching into the Battle of Franklin. It's free and well worth the few minutes it takes to stop.

2 Thank Renee168
Corbin, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I have visited Franklin several times but this was a new find for me, we were up early and wanted to get out of the motel room, like any good TripAdvisor user I started looking and found Winstead Hill Park. We drove the few minutes from our motel and found a great place for a morning walk and to learn... More 

3 Thank Timandlindkinky

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