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Carter House

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Address: 1140 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064-3617
Phone Number: 16157911861
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This ante-bellum home was the site of a famous Civil War battle and has a...

This ante-bellum home was the site of a famous Civil War battle and has a museum dedicated to the history of the battle. House tours and battlefield tours are provided daily and 360 days a year.

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Civil War and Plantation Tour from Nashville

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Dramatic Civil War history but not handicap freely

As a Franklin resident I've taken visitors to the Carter House several times, it's a "must see" destination for any history buff. All of the tour guides I've had were enthusiastic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Suzanne F
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Franklin, Tennessee
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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As a Franklin resident I've taken visitors to the Carter House several times, it's a "must see" destination for any history buff. All of the tour guides I've had were enthusiastic and well-informed about, not only the Battle of Franklin, but the particular place the Carter House played in that battle. They all took seriously the gruesome, sobering events of... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Anytime we get to visit a Civil War sight, we do. This was worth it too. We had a good tour guide and he did a nice job telling the story of the Carters and what they endured during and after the battle. After the tour, we walked the grounds and made our way to the visitors center, which contains... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My Son and his family visit me from Connecticut and we all visited the Carter house. Our guide was very knowledgable and well informed. The visit would not have been anywhere near as interesting without a guide to enlighten us to events that occurred at and around the house. The visit really made my son a fan of civil was... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The guide, whose grandfather fought in this battle, had me almost in tears with his description of that day. Very moving! Really makes you understand the human toll that war takes. The small museum on the property is worth a visit, as is the house itself.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are three houses on the Battle of Franklin tour: Lotz House, Carnton Plantation and Carter House. Loved the Lotz House tour, haven't yet been on the Carnton (ran out of time) and found the Carter House tour interesting, but much preferred the Lotz House, if you can do only one. The story of Captain Tod Carter, who fought with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This man really created a great image about the war,very knowledgeable about the Civil warranty great speaker!Wish tour was longer enjoyed every minute

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh all the battle of Franklin houses, this was my least favorite. Very small, not much to see . Most of your tour was on porch and very hot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a three museum package available which covers Carnton Plantation, the Carter House, and the Lotz House. I highly recommend doing all three, as together you get a great picture of the Battle of Franklin. Unless you are very knowledgeable about the Civil War, you might not know about the Battle of Franklin. It was a pivotal battle near... More 

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Mount Eden, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour guide was excellent. He stated upfront that there were no happy endings to the stories he was going to tell us. One of the sons who grew up in Carter House was a soldier during the Battle of Franklin. He was literally fighting for his home. He was mortally wounded in the battle. The tour guide gave us... More 

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Raymore, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have toured quite a few historical homes over the years and this one was not as typical. I enjoyed the ability to go in the "basement" on the tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable.

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