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Carter House

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The Carter House was built around 1830 by Fountain Branch Carter. By the time of the Civil War it was a large agricultural operation. In the years leading up to the Civil War nearly thirty enslaved people lived and worked on the farm. The Carter...more
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1140 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064-3617
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited Carter and Lotz houses back to back and had an excellent time- the tour guides are experienced historians that know the architecture, period furnishings, family history and the battle. You need to allot between 2-3 hours for the whole experience and do take...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve lived in Franklin for 25 years and had never toured the Carter House and it was very educational and enjoyable. Our tour guide was Brad and he was very knowledgeable about the history of the house itself as well as the Battle of Franklin....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jeanette T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a unique house museum because it was located right in the middle of one of the bloodiest battles of the civil war. You can still see the damage from the fight all these years later. The most interesting part of the tour is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The highlight of this tour was our guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and a great story-teller. He not only shared the history of the house and family but also the Battle of Franklin. One of the more notable aspects of the house is the number...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank geoffk924
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mike our tour guide was very good. He explained about the battle at Franklin along with the family that lived in the home. It was very informative, it surprised me that a battle this large wasn't in my textbooks. Would take the tour again.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the visit to Carter house. The guide was able to really bring the stories to life and evoke a lot of emotion. Such a sad time in our history but an important story. Very well done.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Susan S
Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

After visiting Lotz house, we walked across the street to The Carter house for our next tour. Brad guided us through the harrowing night of the big battle with an excellent narrative. I learned a lot from him. And some of the things we saw...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 606cathys
Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

Because we scored Christine as our guide we were immersed in the horror visited upon the family which found their property engulfed by one of the most furious attacks conducted during the Civil War. This little-known but consequential battle, a last ditch Confederate attempt to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank chadl17
Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

My husband and I made the trip for this tour from Nashville and it was well worth the visit. Entrance fee was $50 which included a map and information leaflet and also entrance to the onsite museum which we visited following the guided tour. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank angelasW3531NB
Reviewed 3 January 2019

At the front desk, you can select from a variety of guided tours. We selected a self-guided walking tour, even though I couldn't find this self-guided option displayed on their signage. Be emotionally prepared for some thought-provoking moments.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from MikeMChattanooga | Reviewed this property |
Tickets can be purchased for all three attractions at the first one you visit. Doing that saves you something like $11 per person.