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Carter House

1140 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064-3617
+1 615-791-1861
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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 slaves lived and worked on the farm. The Carter home and property was consumed by the Battle of Franklin on November 30, 1864. One of the Carter sons was mortally wounded during the terrible fighting and died in the house two days after the battle. House tours and battlefield tours are provided daily and 360 days a year.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1140 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064-3617

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Give yourself time to go through the museum at the visitors center before taking the guided tour ( you cannot tour the house without a guide). The house is interesting because of its front row seat to the battle of Franklin. Our guide was very...More

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots and lots of information. Very interesting story. Worth a couple of hours to visit the grounds and take the tour.

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an excellent tour of the home and grounds of the Carter House, which was smack dab in the middle of the Battle of Franklin during the Civil War. Excellent historical tour.

Thank kazintennessee
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Carter House tour was good. The information presented made a person think about the battle and the family's involvement. The guide discussed the battle timeline and gave you a good presentation. Living history brought to life.

Thank Deb M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a tour of the Franklin Battlefield through the Carter House and were greatly impressed. Our guide was quite knowledgeable, and used visual aids and portraits during the tour to enhance the story of the battle. We were impressed by the hard work of...More

Thank CivilWarTraveller57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a great place to tour and learn more about the history of Franklin. It is especially fun during Christmas when they have the candle tour.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traveled from Birmingham, AL with a group of high school Seniors who have studies the Civil War. The grounds we toured as well at the Carter House itself made the Battle of Franklin very real for all of us. It gives one a glimpse...More

1  Thank highschoolmom2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting the Lotz House (across the street) we went to the Carter house. Our tour guide, Bobby, provided a lot of great facts about the Battle of Franklin. He told the story very matter of factly and with passion. He gave a lot of...More

Thank beelacat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had company from out of town. The guy is into Civil War history and even though he had toured many other sites he was very impressed by the details the guide shared with our group. I've toured other Civil War sights and this was...More

Thank deborahhQ3230PG
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Nice tour and information covering the families and friends who took refuge here during the Battle of Franklin. Can walk around the grounds and also has a shop with things for sale.

Thank seeusoon
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9 April 2017|
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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.