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The Carter House was built around 1830 by Fountain Branch Carter. By the time of the Civil War it was a large agricultural operation. In the years leading up to the Civil War nearly thirty enslaved people lived and worked on the farm. The Carter...more
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We thoroughly enjoyed the visit to Carter house. The guide was able to really bring the stories to life and evoke a lot of emotion. Such a sad time in our history but an important story. Very well done.
After visiting Lotz house, we walked across the street to The Carter house for our next tour. Brad guided us through the harrowing night of the big battle with an excellent narrative. I learned a lot from him. And some of the things we saw...More
Because we scored Christine as our guide we were immersed in the horror visited upon the family which found their property engulfed by one of the most furious attacks conducted during the Civil War. This little-known but consequential battle, a last ditch Confederate attempt to...More
My husband and I made the trip for this tour from Nashville and it was well worth the visit. Entrance fee was $50 which included a map and information leaflet and also entrance to the onsite museum which we visited following the guided tour. The...More
At the front desk, you can select from a variety of guided tours. We selected a self-guided walking tour, even though I couldn't find this self-guided option displayed on their signage. Be emotionally prepared for some thought-provoking moments.
This house was in the battle of Franklin. The buildings show holes were hit by the Confederate fire. The Federal's had taken over the area where the house is. The family from the Lotz House as well as the People who lived in the Carter...More
I loved the atmosphere the tour guides gave you while walking through the house and telling you stories about the family that lived here, the son that died here, and the battle that went on outside their front door. You also get to peek inside...More
I didn’t go into the actual house, but my mom and I toured the grounds and the feeling was breathtaking. The bullet holes made it all seem so much more surreal. We both enjoyed being together to visit such a historically significant place with interesting...More
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Tickets can be purchased for all three attractions at the first one you visit. Doing that saves you something like $11 per person.
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Traveling from Memphis to Nashville (3 Replies)
I'm traveling Mon. 6/9 from Memphis to Nashville. I have pretty much the the whole day to get to Nashville. Any recommended routes? I think the interstate drive is around 4 hours so if there is something of interest to do or I see I'd be up for a detour. Is it worth taking highway 64 to see Lynchburg? I'm also thinking of stopping in Franklin to see the Carter House. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated! I'm also posting this in the Memphis forum. Thanks!
June 03, 2008|
I enjoyed touring the Jack Daniels Distillery in Lynchburg. I also found out the Tennessee Walking Horse museum is located there. Extremely small town with little to see though.
History of Carter House? (12 Replies)
I've visited Carnton Plantation and plan to again in early October. In reading Franklin posts, I've seen several mentions of the Carter House. I know nothing about it. Pardon my ignorance, but what's its history and why would I like to visit it?
August 28, 2007|
Never mind an answer...I looked up the Carter House on the Web and got the information I wanted. It's definitely a stop on our intinerary. This is the first time i've ever failed to receive a reply on a post to Trip Advisor. Maybe better luck for me next time.......
Best Civil War Tours/Museums in Franklin (0 Replies)
My family will be traveling from Wisconsin to the pan handle of Florida in Late July. We plan to stay on the south side of Indianapolis on Friday, July 27. From there is looks to be about 5 hours to Franklin. We need to be in Huntsville Alabama for Saturday night July 28 which another 1.5 hours. So, we should be in Franklin by about lunch time and we'll stay till the museums close at 5:00, catch supper and head to Huntsville. We'll have limited time in Franklin, about a half day. It looks...More