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Winstead Hill Park

Columbia Ave., Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 794-2103
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Ranked #10 of 22 attractions in Franklin
Type: Parks, Historic Sites
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Salem, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
44 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Daytona Beach
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

a very simple memorial to the Battle of Franklin. Sat at picnic tables for lunch and just enjoyed the company and the view. Learned lots just reading the plaques.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I love this park. There is an area dedicated to history with monuments and plaques, as well as a nice, quiet area for walking or exercising. It is small enough that you can do it in 20 minutes or you can make it last as long as you like. It is peaceful and well-maintained. My only complaint is the bugs,... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I live close to this park but only recently discovered it on accident. My fiance love getting some lunch to go and sitting in this park for a picnic. It's very small with just a mile loop for a walking path with no playground or any other recreational options. It's a good secluded place for a date or for dog-walking.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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32 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

This place is free and the best place to see what the rebels faced, There are maps to explain what happened. Visit Fort Grainger for the Yankee's view of the battlefield.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

First the map is wrong, the park is farther up the road then it shows on the map. This park has a lot of plaques describing the officers that are honored and a very detailed relief map of the battle. It is very pro confederate, we found that interesting and unique.

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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119 reviews 119 reviews
36 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

This park is owned and maintained by the Sons of Confederate Veterans (Sam Davis Camp) and it well kept. Parking is easy and you can get a view from much of Franklin atop the hill. You'll look out over the battlefield just the same as Gen. Hood did just before he blundered the battle for the CSA. Be prepared to... More

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