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Winstead Hill Park

Address: 4023 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN 37064
Phone Number: (615) 794-2103
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Ranked #15 of 47 things to do in Franklin
Type: Historic sites, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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94 reviews 94 reviews
49 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Historical Park, memorial to Confederate generals, incredible view. Bring binoculars to see Franklin landmarks.

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Greensburg, Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The Winstead Hill Park is a very neat place. They have many confederate state graves there to look at and it is very interesting. I would recommend you go.

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Florence, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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70 reviews 70 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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191 reviews 191 reviews
77 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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347 reviews 347 reviews
104 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
52 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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