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Review of Carter House

Carter House
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$69.00*
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Civil War and Plantation Tour from Nashville
Ranked #4 of 66 things to do in Franklin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Carter House was built around 1830 by Fountain Branch Carter. By the time of the Civil War it was a large agricultural operation. In the years leading up to the Civil War nearly thirty slaves lived and worked on the farm. The Carter home and property was consumed by the Battle of Franklin on November 30, 1864. One of the Carter sons was mortally wounded during the terrible fighting and died in the house two days after the battle. House tours and battlefield tours are provided daily and 360 days a year.
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

My husband and I visited The Carter House while visiting friends in Franklin, and had no prior knowledge of the house. We learned so much - our tour guide was wonderful and was greatly informative. We have already recommended a stop at The Carter House to friends visiting the Nashville/Franklin area. It is a wonderful reminder of how blessed we are to live in the USA, and of the sacrifices others have made for me to be able to say that!

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Reviewed February 20, 2013

We traveled to Franklin, Tennessee because my spouse is a Civil War History fan. Specifically her great great grandfather fought in the Battle of Franklin as well as other battles. We have seen 12-14 battlefields. The insights gathered at these sights are phenomenal.

What marvelous examples as to why you should avoid war at all costs.

The battle of Franklin is an almost forgotten Civil War battle. It was fought towards the end of the war and other more memorable events were taking place. It should not have been forgotten. The carnage and bloodshed was extraordinary. The numbers killed, wounded, or captured were some of the highest in the war. The reality is that it should never have taken place for many reasons.

Go there and find out why!!

You can tour three sights, Carter House, Lotz House, and Carnton Plantation, and get information and insights from different perspectives. The guides/interpreters are very friendly and knowledgeable. They provide a great tour with interesting locations and artifacts.

We thought we would spend two to three hours at most; however, we were in Franklin at those sights for over six hours. There is much to see and lots to hear.

If you like history, especially Civil War History, go to Franklin, Tennessee.

Thank TKCRhino
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

We visited the Carter House on a recommendation from a friend while we were staying in the Nashville area for the weekend. My husband and I both agreed that this was the best of the four tours that we took.... although all four were worth while! I think the difference for this one was the tour guide, Rob. He told the Carter's story with such knowledge and passion that it really took you back to the Civil War battle that took place right on their grounds (and in their yard!). I learned so much about the Civil War and the people of Tennessee! I would recommend this historical site!

Thank RoswellLady
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

Have been to Carter House several times over the last 20 years or so. Kids school, visitin family members, personal interest. The history and story of the place is awesome! highly recommend!

Thank kayrock65
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

It is amazing that this house and outbuildings survived being in the eye of a brutal Civil War Battle. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and made history come alive.

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