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Fort Granger Park

Address: Fort Granger Ave., Franklin, TN 37065
Phone Number: (615) 794-2103
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Ranked #13 of 23 Attractions in Franklin
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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89 reviews 89 reviews
49 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
39 helpful votes 39 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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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Had an enjoyable walk in this area. They had enough signage and information available to make it interesting and easy to find from the Pinkerton Park parking lot. Beautiful setting with all those big, old trees and made the walk much more enjoyable when it provided some shade from the sun. This was an easy walk for us, but does... More 

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Pleasant Hill, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

3rd week of a vacation (Tn.& Mo.) got lost (again) found a sign pointing out fort. What we found was a very beautiful park. small parking lot, no fees no buildings, several small pedestals with information of what you are seeing and what was there. One can follow the ramparts, or walk the dry mote and imagine trying to storm... More 

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Deltona, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Markers give you a visual of what the fort would of looked like. A little hard to see surroundings due to the trees.

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Salem, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Difficult to find. Tucked down a gravel road behind a bunch of buildings. The day we were there it was full of teenagers who looked to be up to no good. Very limited parking and you don't have to walk far until you are totally out of sight of the parking area. Didn't feel like we should leave the car... More 

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