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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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Very cool battle history

this tour ell worth the visit Beautiful house and Amazing Garden Tour guide was very informative And house has very interesting history as it was used as hospital during the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Manhattan, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

this tour ell worth the visit Beautiful house and Amazing Garden Tour guide was very informative And house has very interesting history as it was used as hospital during the battle over 10,000 wounded soldiers on grounds blood stains still on floor Highly recommend visiting!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful grounds. I highly recommend the tour. especially if you are interested in civil war history. Very interesting to see how this property and family were involved in this historical event. Highly recommended.

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Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very well preserved. highly knowledgeable guided tour of this civil war era house used as a field hospital during and after the battle of Franklin.The house itself is very well looked after, as is the grounds . Tour of the house is well done, lasts around an hour and is good value . This is the house in the "Widow... More 

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We purchased the $30 3 site ticket. We were able to see all 3 sites in about 4 hours. The Carnton tour was wonderful -- lots of history -- and we got to go into many of the rooms in the home. Enjoyed the grounds -- including the cemetary. I'm reading The Widow of the South -- not everything agreed... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The lady that gave the tour was very knowledgable. The house is air conditioned. Tour went really well be sure to either get group on or by pass for all three tours upon arrival. It's only $30 and worth it! Be sure to wear walking shoes if you decide to do all three in one day. Flip flops was fine... More 

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Ringgold, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Interesting house and good guide. Not as much in the house as we had hoped for. Garden is very nice and the grounds are beautiful.

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United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Walking up to the plantation you can feel and hear echoes of the past. The plantation itself holds so much history from being a home, a battlefield, hospital and part of the property now a confederate cemetery. Some of the floors inside the plantation still have dark blood stains from what you can imagine from horrible injuries, amputations and death.... More 

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Cottage Grove, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Living a little more than 100 miles west of Franklin, I had never realized how big a battle and yet to some insignificant the battle was. But for all those who lost their lives there and there family members it was very important. Our guide was very informative and certainly did a thorough job in explaining the significance of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The home and the history were amazing! I found the cemetery beautiful!! The tour was an hour long and required walking and standing. Definitely a must see if your going to be anywhere near Franklin!

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

super nice tour guide who gave a great and informative tour - very interesting! Highly recommend! Very well kept plantation house - great job at keeping history preserved!

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

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