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McGavock Confederate Cemetery

1345 Carnton Lane, Franklin, TN
615-794-0903
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Ranked #7 of 24 Attractions in Franklin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
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Port Saint Joe, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Very Historical and impressed that the confederate cemetery is so well carried for. Was good to know that some were identified and have family connections to know where they are entombed.

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Nashville
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a fascinating side tour that adds about 30 minutes if you're already at Carnton Plantation. Fascinating story about how it came to be there, and really tells a story as you see the grave stones arranged by State.

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Orlando, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I grew up in Franklin and have been to McGavock Cemetery and Carnton Plantation many many times. This is one of the few "attractions" I still enjoy visiting when I go back home to visit.

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Missouri
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68 reviews 68 reviews
53 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The Confederate Cemetery is included in your admission to the Carnton Plantation, but you stroll through at your own pace and see all the graves of the confederates from the Battle of Franklin arranged by state. The front part contains graves of some of the McGavock family. A very well-maintained and beautiful place to reflect on the sacrifices made there... More

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TX
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It is a very powerful experience to see approximately 1,300 Confederate grave markers, grouped according to State.

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Marion, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We included this Cemetery visit as part of our tour of the Carnton Plantation. When you are learning about the history of the Civil War, it seems appropriate to reflect on the tremendous sacrifice made by so many soldiers and civilians. This is a quiet, restful, well maintained space; a solemn reminder of great individual sacrifice.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Visit the cemetery while visiting the Carnton Plantation. It is sobering to walk through the many unmarked graves and imagine what it was like for the families during the Civil War.

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Bronte, Texas
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I liked the walk in the cemetery, these soldiers deserved more. No tour guides in the cemetery although you could ask questions in the gift shop. I did not like that the visitor center exhibits were closed for renovation. I highly recommend this tour.

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Huntsville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Very well maintained. Easy walking distance from the house. Nicely preserved. Sorry I don't have anything else to add

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We felt honored to have been able to visit these graves. So well kept to honor the lives that were given during the Civil War. Highly recommend anyone interested in our history to visit this site.

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