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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hour tour of this home tells how one family survived the Battle of Franklin while it was fought around them. Our guide was full of knowledge and loved what he was sharing with us. For one moment in the cellar, I was almost transported back to November, 1864. It’s not a mansion or a plantation....it’s more.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, on November 30, 1864 was one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. Afterward, many of the battle sites were turned into parking lots or restaurants or shopping malls or housing developments. In recent years, however, preservationists have begun to restore the battlefield. One house that hasn't changed much since 1864 is the Carter House. Located at 1140 Columbia Avenue, it is situated in the midst of the fiercest fighting. Built in 1830, it is a Federal style red brick farm house accompanied by a smokehouse, farm office and kitchen. In the 1850s, a cotton gin was built on the property that became a landmark during the battle. Though the cotton gin, which was the epicenter of the conflict, no longer stands, the house and outbuildings remain. Visitors can examine the 1,000 bullet holes on the walls, walk in the basement where the Carter family took refuge during the five-hour battle and see the room where the middle son, Tod Carter, a member of the 20th Tennessee Infantry, died a few days after being mortally wounded only steps from his home. Knowledgeable tour guides offer intimate and intriguing details of the battle and how the people of Franklin managed to survive and cope with the carnage. The Carter House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour guide was full of amazing details about the battle of Franklin. This and the Lotz house are a must visit for any civil war or history buff.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on vacation and going back to Nashville from a wedding. We decided to stop in Franklin for lunch and on a whim decided to take this tour. It did not disappoint. David Van Dyke was our tour guide and he was incredibly knowledgeable and very easy to follow. Everyone in the group was blown away by how great our tour was. This is a must see if you are at all close to this area.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So I can time for a tour of the car house the first time approximately two years ago we had the joy of having Chrissy show us around and she gave us a fabulous tour as her background is in genealogy and we really enjoyed her views of what the family went through as well as what the troops went through during the battle Franklin. This time in September 2019 we had three friends from Canada and we’re lucky enough to get the same tour guide Chrissy to give us a tour and everybody thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly recommend her

Date of experience: September 2019
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