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Carnton Plantation

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Address: 1345 Eastern Flank Cir, Franklin, TN 37064-1438
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+1 615-794-0903
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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A must see for Civil War and history buffs, Carnton Plantation was built in...

A must see for Civil War and history buffs, Carnton Plantation was built in 1826 by former Nashville Mayor Randal McGavock and was frequently visited by those shaping Tennessee and American history, including President Andrew Jackson. By the time of the Civil War, Carnton was home to John and Carrie McGavock. 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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I wish I had hit this site earlier in the day. I didn't have as much time as I would have liked to explore the grounds and the cemetery. Overall this was an amazing place to visit... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Jay, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I wish I had hit this site earlier in the day. I didn't have as much time as I would have liked to explore the grounds and the cemetery. Overall this was an amazing place to visit if you are interested in history. My tour guide was the staff genealogist. Since I love stories of the past, I loved all... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoyed Sunday afternoon reliving Civil war history. Good tour guide, lots to take in . We did Carter house and plantation and confederate cemetary

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The Carnton Plantation is a fascinating Mansion in Franklin Tennessee. The grounds surrounding the home are beautiful and a great place to walk to take in the history. The house itself is fascinating. Throughout it you can see the blood stains of soldiers during the Civil War. Our tour guide was very informative about the history of the home. The... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful tour, very knowledgeable and passionate tour guide, Beautiful sunset scenery with a new respect for how we have become who we are as a nation. Call ahead and determine tour times. No inside house pictures allowed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This old plantation was on the edge of the battle of Franklin. Five confederate generals were killing and they were initially laid out on the porch. The plantation was used as a hospital and there are still blood stains visible on the hardwood floor in what was the operating room. Don't forget to visit the cemetery on the property.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The plantation was lovely. Even though it was in late December, it was warm enough to tour the grounds & visit the cemetery on the property.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Civil war history is so interesting and this house tour provided plenty. This beautiful home served as a hospital after a horrible battle in their back yard. The upstairs wooden floors still show blood stains from the injured soldiers.

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These three homes--the Carnton Plantation, Lotz House, and Carter House--in Franklin, Tennessee, tell the story of the Civil War from a rare, if not unique, perspective: that of civilians caught up in the maelstrom. All other Civil War battlefields I have visited focus on the field of battle and the combatants. In this case, the battlefield was the front and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour guide was so passionate and well spoken, she had me in tears at the end. We learned so much about the people behind the events and their stories - it was wonderful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Plantation and the surrounding buildings and grounds were very impressive. Once again the tour guides were very good at relaying the stories of the Civil War and what happened here. The grounds and cemetery were also very interesting and very happy to hear that they were able to reclaim some of the surrounding area. Very nice that these people... More 

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