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

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Unexpected excellent historic site

I didn't really know what to expect here and was pleasantly surprised. It is a well maintained and well interpreted historic site featuring a remarkably preserved Civil War... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The park wasn't what I expected it to be. It is essentially just a large field with numerous paths to who knows where. It connects to the other park that's developed close by. It's neat but I probably won't go back.

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Alabama
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60 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I didn't really know what to expect here and was pleasantly surprised. It is a well maintained and well interpreted historic site featuring a remarkably preserved Civil War fortification. It has some nice views of the surrounding countryside, and is a short hike from the river. A free outdoor attraction, it is definitely worth a quick visit.

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NJ
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

nice little park easy access for wheel chair. Overall earth works were very defined and some places that gave you some history. this place could have displayed much more information on the fort and more detail info on its role in the battle and in defending the area.

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Fort Wayne
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106 reviews 106 reviews
63 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We drove out to Fort Grainger and found nothing basically but a bunch of wooden ramps to walked all over that lead to nowhere. Saw a model in a downtown Franklin store window of what the fort looked like in its day and it looked nothing like ramps of 2X4's that are there today. Did not even see a cannon... More 

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Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A quick Civil War site to tour. Nice view of the area but bring your walking shoes if you want to trek down to the park. The hill is quite steep. You can also start at the park and walk over the bridge up to the Fort. Nice walking park and playground for the kids. Clean and nicely heated bathroom!

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Dousman, Wisconsin
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70 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We came early the day we visited and were glad that we did. Parked in the lot for the local park and walked to the fort on a well worn trail. You can also get to it by car, just follow the signs in town. This is a very well preserved earthenwork fort and they have lots of signage and... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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39 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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76 reviews 76 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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4 attraction reviews
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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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