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Address: Fort Granger Ave., Franklin, TN 37065
Phone Number: (615) 794-2103

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Exploring History

Fort Granger is one of my favorite places to take visiting families with children. With a comfortable hike up the path that runs behind Pinkerton Park, guests get a little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Nashville, Tennessee
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93 reviews 93 reviews
39 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

What a great piece of history to stumble upon! At Fort Granger there is open space "park" area (no facilities), lookouts, beautiful trenches, and nearby trails. To walk the trenches that remain, dug by Civil War soldiers, is sobering. The beautiful landscape was saved just in time for preservation, as the area around it has grown. There are a few... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Fort Granger is one of my favorite places to take visiting families with children. With a comfortable hike up the path that runs behind Pinkerton Park, guests get a little exercise out among the trees, and once at the top enjoy a little history lesson and interesting views of Franklin too. With no tickets to purchase, the timing is all... More 

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Hillsboro, Missouri
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

For a Civil War enthusiast Fort Granger is worth the trip, as it is somewhat hard to locate. That being said, the fort itself is well marked with interpretive signs and the fort's earthen walls are clearly visible and well defined. The best part of the experience is being able to look down on the town of Franklin and imagine... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Ft. Granger is preserved much as it would have been in 1863 and later during the Battle of Franklin November 30, 1864. A very good example of how such location were laid out for the defense of a location/installation during that era. Easily accessible and recent maintence of the grounds make it an attractive place to visit or just a... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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96 reviews 96 reviews
49 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Amazing place, even amazing what picks and shovels can accomplish. Nice walking trails and waysides, but some of waysides need to be replace because of elements.

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Bedford, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is an interesting site to visit. The outlines of the original fort are clearly visible even though there are no visible signs of any of the original structures. Informative signs located throughout the area bring the fort back to life. There is a newly constructed handicapped access ramp into the fort. Nearby is a picnic pavilion and one port-a-potty.... More 

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Springfield, Ga.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We had our grandchildren with us. They enjoyed playing and running in Pinkerton Park. The walk to Fort Granger was pleasant through the park and then up the side of the fort through the trees and over the rocks. We adults found the history interesting, and the kids had fun climbing and running around.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Fort Granger can be accessed directly by traveling down a short dirt road by an industrial facility. As soon as you pass the entrance you can see trenches from the Civil War that surrounded an area used for artillery production. The trenches are very pretty but note that Fort Granger is NOT the location of any battles or conflicts so... More 

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Missouri
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79 reviews 79 reviews
57 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Like others have said, it is a little difficult to find and located near an industrial area. But a nice place to take a stroll and read a few interpretive signs.

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

There is no guided tours, it is all self guided, and be prepared for a work out! The paths are clearly marked and WELL taken care of, plus there is informational posts all along the trails. No buildings remain, but use your imagination. The rocky ledge stairs are VERY step and if it rains (like it did for us) watch... More 

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