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Oldest frame house in Tennessee

If you get a chance to just walk around the outside of this place, do it. It's one of two in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
piperfromtn
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Elizabethton, Tennessee
Fall Trp

Went by the Carter House. It is open only at certain times. Not open on the day we were there... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Barbara S
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“Oldest frame house in Tennessee”
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1013 Broad St, Elizabethton, TN 37643-2403
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you get a chance to just walk around the outside of this place, do it. It's one of two in Elizabethton that have some real historic significance. If you call Sycamore Shoals State Park ahead of time, they may allow you inside for a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went by the Carter House. It is open only at certain times. Not open on the day we were there. Beautiful old home. Maybe next time it will be open.

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 14 July 2018

This is the oldest frame house in Tennessee. There was not yet a sawmill in TN when the boards for this house were brought over the mountains from the Virginia colonies. This and many special architectural features make this a fascinating house and many interesting...More

3  Thank HappyGran1
Reviewed 23 August 2017

The house was not open to go inside when I stopped. The cemetery at the site is really interesting. The Carter section is the best in the cemetery.

1  Thank TampaLover
Reviewed 22 April 2017

The John and Landon Carter Mansion at 1031 Broad Street in Elizabethton, Tennessee, on the banks of the Watauga River at Sycamore Shoals, is one of the oldest and most architecturally significant houses in Tennessee. But how old? Local tradition holds that the house was...More

3  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Carter Mansion is a great place to visit for those like myself that are interested in the early history of east Tennessee. Also, there is a cemetery on the grounds that is very interesting to stroll through.

1  Thank Jim S
Reviewed 26 August 2016

A nice place to stroll around for a bit. And ghost hunt! Very historical place and again, a nice place to stroll around and enjoy the historical views.

Thank J Darlene J
Reviewed 19 August 2016

My wife and I wanted to see the inside of the Carer Mansion. I had asked about it at the welcome center coming into Tenn from NC. They called sycamore shoals to find out when to go by, we were then told it was opened...More

1  Thank Russell H
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We stopped by at this place to have lunch. we decided to do the Carter Mansion Tour. The guide was very informative. We learned a lot ,Very nice ground and well maintained. The tour cost $5 for adults and kids were free.

Thank km042016
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Stopped by while we were checking out some of the historic sites in the area. When I saw the sign for a "Mansion" I was really expecting to see something far larger. However it was cool to see the building and read about the history...More

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