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Carter House

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Address: 1140 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064-3617
Phone Number:
+1 615-791-1861
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

This home was the site of a famous Civil War battle fought in late 1864 and...

This home was the site of a famous Civil War battle fought in late 1864 and has a museum dedicated to the history of the battle. House tours and battlefield tours are provided daily and 360 days a year.

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Very good tour

Very interesting, eye-opening. Thank you, Randy, for a great tour ! This is well worth the visit for Civil War/history buffs.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sue S
San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting, eye-opening. Thank you, Randy, for a great tour ! This is well worth the visit for Civil War/history buffs.

Thank Sue S
Mesa, Arizona
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Only had time to tour one home in the area and glad we chose this one.(package deals you can purchase on-line if you have all day) You can walk around the property for free but super glad we paid for the tour that explains the positioning of the soldiers, history of the Carters and takes you inside the home and... More 

Thank Bill85210
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A good tour which relates how the role of the house and the family living it it were affected by the Battle of Franklin. Many of the original furnishings were on display. The guide was enthusiastic and had an adequate knowledge of its history. He had some difficulty answering particular questions, however.The price of admission seemed somewhat steep. I was... More 

Thank 964john
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Carter House in April 2017 and had a wonderful tour that showcased the house that witnessed the Battle of Franklin and the Tour Guide explained the battle and related events. The tour lasted about one hour and included admission to the attached museum which is in the Visitor Center. If you are in Nashville and want to... More 

Thank justin g
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We couldn't be happier with the tour & guide... this truly brought the days around 11/30/1864 to life.

Thank Rock R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While touring the Lotz House, our guide talked about the relationship between the Lotzs and Carters, so we decided to take the Carter House tour too. And we were not disappointed. Another history lesson of the area and the Battle of Franklin, which took place just outside the doors of the Carter House. In fact, the fighting came inside the... More 

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Georgetown, Kentucky, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Carter House was near the epicenter of the Battle of Franklin, where Cleburne's Confederates broke through only to be repulsed by Union reserves. It is easy to imagine the Carter family hiding in the basement as bullets chipped away at their buildings. And, it is tragic to hear the stories of what happened to the family as a result... More 

Thank David T
Mahwah, New Jersey
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This civil war gem-worth the visit. Our guide , David, was excellent.- knowledgeable & considerate. We learned a great deal about the property, family & the significance of the Battle of Franklin!

Thank DawnCap
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guide was very up to date on his civil war history. Interesting and informative. It is to be combined with the other 2 places to visit to get a truly good education of the Civil War.

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Center Point, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Carter House was caught in the cross fire of one of the latter battles of the Civil War. Unfortunately, the battle field is surrounded by development but the account of the battle on the markers illustrates the folly of that war. Some 25,000 soldiers fought in a small area with losses reaching as high as fifty percent on the... More 

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