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Address: 4023 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN 37064
Phone Number: (615) 794-2103
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Battle of Franklin - Southern Overlook

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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17 reviews
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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 

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

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Franklin, Tennessee, United States
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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.

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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 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Love this place, great place to walk your dog or your self and you can go alone as its a very safe place to walk or jog as well. great area to throw frisbee as well.

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Dousman, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is the place where General Hood stood and watched his troops. If you bring binoculars you will get a better idea of the logistics of the battle especially if you go when the trees are not leafed out. The whole park gives you a walk down history lane and is well worth the stop. It's free and really not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is a great little freebie. We visited several places in Franklin, for those of you with younger kids, the houses are better than the civil war tour. It was a bit much for my elementary school child. For the people that "can't find it" it's 2 miles from the carter house and battle ground, it's VERY plain to see... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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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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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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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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