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Carter House

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Address: 1140 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064-3617
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+1 615-791-1861
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This ante-bellum home was the site of a famous Civil War battle and has a...

This ante-bellum home was the site of a famous Civil War battle 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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I've been going to the Carter house for years. The tour guides are the best historians around! Cannon ball holes in the back porch say it all! This place was showered with... read more

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've been going to the Carter house for years. The tour guides are the best historians around! Cannon ball holes in the back porch say it all! This place was showered with bullets. The men that died there were killed so fast that when they died, they died standing up and leaning on each other. I actually had a personal... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took my aunt and uncle when they came to town. Did the tour. Amazing story and can still see the bullet holes in various spots. I recommend a little Franklin history!

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Nahant, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This attraction has a fascinating history and we were blessed to have a terrific guide with a wealth of information to share. His enthusiasm added much to our visit. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I an not a huge history buff- but after this tour I wanted to find out more about the civil war- our guide made this tour great- he was super informative and keep it moving. He made it very relatable to everyone. I would recommend this to anyone, not just history buffs

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Whiteland, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a real history buff but our guide was a great story teller and hearing about the Battle of Franklin was time well spent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

civil war history buffs, this is for you. this is a smaller home than the plantations, but interesting none the less. As a word of caution, it does require going down a bunch of steps and into a lower level of the house where the floor is cobblestone, so it's probably not for someone who is elderly and no steady... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Carter House is the single best tour I've ever had of an American Civil War site. It wasn't terribly long, you can see pretty much the whole battlefield from the location, and the staff does a phenominal job. If you're in Franklin and you skip the Carter and Lotz house, you didn't make the most of your vacation. Excellence... More 

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Navarre, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour give an excellent tour. He delved deep into the story of the house and what happened during the battle of Franklin. I went to the gift shop and purchased a book on the battle of Franklin and the author was volunteering time there and I got my book signed. It was an amazing experience

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was very impressed with our tour guide. He really brought you into the heart of what took place at this home.

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Just a short walk out of downtown Franklin, the Carter House was the Federal command post and flashpoint for the Battle of Franklin. On the excellent tour, I learned more about the Civil War and the significance and brutality of this battle. Guide was informative and painted a vivid picture of what the battle was like for soldiers and the... More 

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