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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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When you walk through the house you see the bullet holes that were fired from the civil war soldiers. You stand on the grounds where thousands of soldiers died. You go into the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Crestview, Florida, United States
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Crestview, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

When you walk through the house you see the bullet holes that were fired from the civil war soldiers. You stand on the grounds where thousands of soldiers died. You go into the room where 24 people hid while the battle was fought above them. There are several original pieces of furniture of the family. You feel like you are... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This tour would be enjoyed by anyone. My husband loves the history attractions but I prefer other things on vacation, however, this tour is exceptional and we both walked away saying this was the best thing we did on this vacation. Great tour guide takes you through the house and basement where this family stayed during an important battle right... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour guides are nothing short of experts! The house tour is informative, but includes lots of information related to the Battle of Franklin, as the battle took place literally on this property! The grounds are beautiful and definitely worth a visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This house was ground zero for the Battle of Franklin. The historical significance of the house and it's grounds are unbelievable. I highly recommend this tour and enjoyed it thoroughly!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Carter House after going to the Lotz House. This continued our understanding of the Battle of Franklin. The presentation was fascinating and kept your attention. There were surprises in store for us. A great place to visit.

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Norcross, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of THE best tours I've experienced. As a historian, that's saying A LOT! The tour guide's story made the history come alive as he recounted this battle and the Carter family's experience as they rode out the battle (in the basement of their house) that occurred in their front and back yards. The tour guide very skillfully blended social... More 

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting the Lotz house we decided to go across the street to the Carter house as well. The stories complement one another. The tour guide really knew her stuff. She made the Battle of Franklin come alive. Would defiantly suggest a stop here as well as the Lotz house.

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Springfield, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide Rusty was so very knowledgeable & personable! He truely related what the Carter family went through during & after the battle. It's amazing how even now there are still artifacts being found in Franklin. A wonderful tour & must see when visiting the Nashville area

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very informative passionate docent. One hour tour of the home and then you can walk the grounds. Interesting history of the battle of Franklin, the family and how the two affected each other.

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was born and raised in Franklin but do not live there currently. This is the first time thru the Carter House in about 25 years. The grounds have been expanded and the museum a wonderful addition. The Battle of Franklin was a tremendous struggle with horrific hand to hand fighting. When one of the excellent guides tells the story... More 

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