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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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Great historical site!

This was one of three sites that we visited in Franklin. We had a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide who certainly added to the experience at this place. So much to take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was one of three sites that we visited in Franklin. We had a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide who certainly added to the experience at this place. So much to take in!!! We loved this one!

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our group travelled from Ohio to visit Franklin and Nashville. The Carter House, 152 years later still shows the scars of the horrific battle fought on the grounds during the Civil War. The lady conducting our tour was outstanding in bringing the human experience of the battle of Franklin to life! The house was at the epicenter of the battle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Make sure and set aside time to read everything and look at the museum pieces. I wished I didn't have to rush to the Carton after this. There was a lot to read and see aside from the tour.

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Thank SocialWorkerTex
Scottsboro, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This house and the history was very interesting. There were a few other buildings on the property that had other stories about them. I would go here again. Our guide, I think Brad was very knowledgable.

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very interesting addition to the other home across the street. You need to see this one to get a full understanding of the scope of the loss during this battle.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Guide was informative and the history of the house was interesting. Downfall was not being allowed to take pictures and it got very tiring standing up for periods of time.

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went on a rainy day with friends. One in our group loves visiting battlefields. We opted for the grounds pass, not the house tour, and were fortunate to have Red, Cliff, and one other young man who were dressed as Federal and Confederate soldiers. We spent about 30 minutes with them, enjoying their stories of the battle as well... More 

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Mc Donald, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Carter House, even with the rain. The tour guide was knowledgeable and passionate about re telling the story of the Battle of Franklin. We visited the Lotz house first and will finish up tomorrow with the Canton plantation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did this house with Lotz and Cartan House. As an Aussie found all three to be very informative. Would recommend to all ages

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the first stop on our Franklin visit. Our docent, Olivia, was awesome! She knew her history, and especially the Battle of Franklin, inside and out. Made me ashamed I was sleeping in US History class in Junior high school!

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