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Very interesting as part of the Battle of Franklin sites.

These were the best earthenworks we have seen! It is a very pretty area. There is a boardwalk and... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2018
Warren, Indiana
Great little playground and running trails

If you are looking for a place to burn off energy along with your children and learn some history... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2017
Rochester, New York
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Fort Granger Ave., Franklin, TN 37065
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Reviewed February 4, 2019

If you travel on 65 and short rest, take a 8 minute detour. You can not only see Civil War trenches, but there are also nice hikes

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

These were the best earthenworks we have seen! It is a very pretty area. There is a boardwalk and easy paths from the parking lot. There are also more difficult trails going down into the valley. Very interesting as part of the Battle of Franklin...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

A great place to get a view above Franklin and a great place to picnic or go for a walk in a meadowed wood. It will disappoint those looking for a fully restored and staffed fort. All that's here are the earthworks a wooden walkway...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

Interesting part of Civil War history but not very well maintained. Very difficult to read historical markers and overgrown which is too bad. Newer walkways are being put in.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

make no mistake, this is a GREAT Civil War site! Preserved Union fort on the north end of Franklin-so much is still there to see! Great to step back in time. There is a wonderful walk across the river to get to the park-but-it is...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 4, 2017

When we visited, there was only a single swath mowed connecting some of the markers. Did not see the open fields shown in some of the other pictures which others have posted. This was not a very interesting site.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 25, 2017

Walking back to Ft Granger is like a mini get-away from the hustle and bustle. Never crowded, nice to visit in winter also when less leaves on the trees. Good Saturday activity or summertime if you need something to do with the kids.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 23, 2017

If you are looking for a place to burn off energy along with your children and learn some history then look no further. This little gem has two good-sized playgrounds and an exercise trail. You can also read up on local history via the signs.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Bennyhanaa
Reviewed July 12, 2017

Located in a major suburb, this civil war site is pretty well preserved. You can still see the earthworks and the views provide clear evidence of why this location was chosen. Can be difficult to get there, especially from Pinkerton Park.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank NCfamily77
Reviewed June 22, 2017

I found this an interesting stop, it couid do with more signage or a brochure with facts or points of interest. We really didn't exactly know where to go or what we were looking at. Did find a few signs about the fort, but they...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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