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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
Fee: Yes
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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Historic Carnton Plantation

I learned about Carnton Plantation from reading the novel, Widow of the South. Our guide was very knowledgable and gave us a real feel for the time and events. Visiting this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I learned about Carnton Plantation from reading the novel, Widow of the South. Our guide was very knowledgable and gave us a real feel for the time and events. Visiting this home which served as a field hospital after visiting the Lotz house and the Carter Branch house which were in the midst of the fighting made a real impact.... More 

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Nashville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great place, enjoyed the wedding and the tour Such a wonderful place I will be back for a complete tour.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Carnton Plantation is a great place to visit while in Franklin. The tour is very insightful and the docents are great at recounting interesting stories of the families that called the house their home. Also, the historical significance of the house during the Civil War is fascinating. Also, the cemetery on the property with buried soldiers arranged by state is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This remarkable house survived the battle of Franklin TN. It is a beautiful home that is well furnished and tour guides that bring it to life. This home was a field hospital with blood stains still on the wood floors. Upstairs and down stairs this house was filled with wounded from the battle. The owner gave some land for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I just realized I did not submit a review for this earlier. We visited in October. It was a lovely house and grounds. Our guide was very informative and provided us with details of the Battle of Franklin as well as a history of the family. Members of this family donated their land to be used as a confederate cemetery... More 

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Hailey, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I had never been to the south so I wanted to experience the civil war. This tour was very informative. Our tour guide was great. The garden is beautiful. I teach third grade, and I wouldn't take kids any younger than that. The tour is one hour and there is blood and gore. You could still go to the plantation... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Nice place to get a historical account for what happened at the battle of Franklin. The house was neat to see and there were a number of things to visit on the grounds as well.

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Oklahoma City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

The house tour lasts about 60 minutes. It is informative and fascinating. We were surprised by the gaudy decor of the rooms. The best room is over-powering with bold wallpaper and drapes. This is well worth visiting.

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Memphis, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Went for a wedding, the grounds were great... only issue was bathroom was very far away from wedding location.

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I attended at a wedding at the Plantation. In all the visits to the area I had never been to the Plantation. I was very impressed as I walked around at the preservation of the home. The event facility there for weddings was top notch and I look forward to my next visit.

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Address: Address: 1345 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin, TN 37064
Phone Number: +1 615-794-0903
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Franklin

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