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Winstead Hill Park

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Address: 4023 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN 37064
Phone Number: (615) 794-2103
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Worth a short drive to overlook the town. Only a few minutes but gives you an idea of what the battle was like.. Try it and you will like it

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2016
stevesE4838VE
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Duluth, Minnesota

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed out hike along the trail and seeing the memorials and graves. I read about the battle before visiting. I am glad I did because there weren't many informational signs to let vistors know what they were looking at, but it is my understanding that the battleground is being improved upon all the time. I suggest that visitors read... More 

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Thank Heather W
Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Worth a short drive to overlook the town. Only a few minutes but gives you an idea of what the battle was like.. Try it and you will like it

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Roscommon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Very interesting place to go and stand where John Bell Hood and the Confederate Soldiers looked out over Franklin at the Union Soldiers just before the Battle of Franklin in November of 1864. They also have stone monuments with the different states as well as memorials of the 6 Confederate Generals who died at Franklin. Highly recommend a stop there.

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

We drove to the site and I walked up the hill. It was interesting after visiting other attractions but I wouldn't go to far out of your way.

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Thank travelagentchristy
Powell Butte, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

This is a very important historical site for the civil war and American history. A conflict that began to change in the outcome of the war. The site is very well kept, very informative, and close to other sites that are historically important. Not to mention my family history. Thanks for taking care of this historical site.

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Thank Jary W
Nashville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Winstead Hill is a 61 acre Civil War Battlefield. It sits at the very end of town at 4023 Columbia Ave. on the right just as you're leaving Franklin. There are Historic Plaques placed along the trail explaining the battle. There are a number of graves on the hill with an observatory at the top. The observatory has a beautiful... More 

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Thank NashvilleJules12345
River Falls, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

A must see for the historians of the Civil War. You will see the burial sites of the six Confederate Generals who were killed at the Battle of Franklin. Imagine all the trees gone, and the views towards Nashville Capitol. Be sure to learn more about this battle and the generals, which will give you a better picture of what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

We heard about this site while at our tour at the Carnation Plantation. (Must see) What an amazing sight, full of history and sorrow. The view is stunning and gives you an insight of what the soldiers could see. Beautiful grounds, a must see and its free!

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Thank Tan_Eye 7
, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Start here to get a good idea of this famous battle. The stone markers are incredible!! The view of the farmland gives you a good idea of what the Confederates saw that fateful day.

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Thank Carol S
Marysville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

We had been to Franklin before but did not know about this park until we heard about it at the Carter House. It is a good stop for understanding the battle.

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