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Review of Carnton

Carnton
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$69.00*
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Civil War and Plantation Tour from Nashville
Ranked #2 of 66 things to do in Franklin
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A must see for Civil War and history buffs, Carnton was built in 1826 by former Nashville Mayor Randal McGavock. By the time of the Civil War, Carnton was home to John and Carrie McGavock and it was a large working farm. Over forty slaves lived and worked at Carnton in the years leading up to the Civil War. On November 30, 1864, the site was witness to the Battle of Franklin. Carnton became the largest field hospital in the area following the terrible battle, and in 1866 the McGavock Confederate Cemetery was established nearby. Today the cemetery holds the remains of nearly 1,500 Southern soldiers.
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

We really enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and drew the group into the history of the plantation with her story telling. It is a history worth knowing and I was so glad to see a field trip of local students there. The cemetery for the soldiers touched me deeply. If you appreciate American history, take time to learn about this remarkable family.

Thank BearFacts
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

Our tour guide was very knowledge about the history of the home with a great presentation. A must see tour - if your in the area,.

Thank sbgKentucky
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

This is not the most beautiful of the areas homes but the history of it is beyond poignant. The guides are very good and it's well worth a visit.

1  Thank Max-TN
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Everything was excellent from the tour guide and grounds to the beautiful gardens and gift shop. Would definitely recommend!

1  Thank Amanda W
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

The guide was very informative. Made you feel like you could experience what the family went through. Pretty site. Cemetary makes you reflect on what so many sacrificed for an ideal(both sides) and how horrible war is for the combatants and family

1  Thank WandaBabes
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