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Historic Carnton Plantation

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Address: 1345 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin, TN 37064
Phone Number: +1 615-794-0903
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: A must see for Civil War and history buffs, Carnton Plantation was built...
A must see for Civil War and history buffs, Carnton Plantation was built in 1826 by former Nashville Mayor Randal McGavock and was frequently visited by those shaping Tennessee and American history, including President Andrew Jackson. By the time of the Civil War, Carnton was home to John and Carrie McGavock. On November 30, 1864, the site was witness to the Battle of Franklin. Carnton became the largest field hospital in the area following the terrible battle, and in 1866 the McGavock Confederate Cemetery was established nearby. Today the cemetery holds the remains of nearly 1,500 Southern soldiers.
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Wonderful tour of an important spot in the Battle Of Franklin which just happens to be a gorgeous antibellum house. I cannot recall his name but our tour guide was very good and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Webster, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Wonderful tour of an important spot in the Battle Of Franklin which just happens to be a gorgeous antibellum house. I cannot recall his name but our tour guide was very good and very, very well versed inte details of the house, its inhabitants, and the battle. Ask for the retired postman who started life in New York State. He... More 

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Perryville, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Visited with my husband and a friend on a Saturday morning. We were one of the first tours at 10:30 in the morning. Our guide was knowledgable and wasn't afraid of questions. In fact, she welcomed them. We walked the rest of the grounds by ourselves but there are enough informative signs/plaques for us to know what was what. We... More 

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Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

very good guide on this tour. He was very knowledgable and was able to answer most questions. There are several original pieces in the house and every thing else is reproduction of the original, even the wall paper I would recommend this to anyone interested in history Be sure to tour the gardens as they are as close to the... More 

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Port Moody, British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Sarah, the self proclaimed history nerd, we really enjoyed the tour and appreciate you sharing your in depth knowledge of the period, home itself, the McGavock family, the Battle of Franklin and of the Civil War in general. You showed a great passion for your subject and we learned a lot. Thank you as well for recommending we go to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Great tour! Great history lesson, not only about the Battle of Franklin, but also personal facts about the McGavock family and how they lived and how they worked so hard to care for the wounded and dying. Our guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. Highly recommend!

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Carnton Plantation was very interesting and well worth a visit. Our guide was excellent and we learned a lot about the Battle of Franklin, the family that lived at the plantation, the use of the plantation as a field hospital, and the cemetery. Interesting for all ages. Definitely take in the cemetery while there.

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Atlanta, GA.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We were the first two at the site in the AM and had a private tour. Austin was our guide and he was excellent but that was his last day.:( We did enjoy the grounds and the house and the excellent knowledge of Austin. We bought the value ticket and visited Carter House and Lotz house as well, So interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Carnton Plantation is beautiful. The property is gorgeous. I enjoyed walking in the garden and admiring the two very old trees. The items in the interior of the house were not original to the home but it was a great tour.

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The museum and grounds are interesting to see. Compared to the Lotz and Carter Houses, the tour itself was not as interesting- the guide was on auto pilot. The house, which served as the main hospital, was full of history. When you go, make sure you walk through the cemetery of the fallen and look through the book. Pretty incredible... More 

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Midlothian, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a must see,very informative tour guide,from the home,the grounds, the gift shop you can spend much time hear worth your visit.

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