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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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All reviews bullet holes battle of franklin tour guide civil war carnton plantation great tour across the street small museum visitor center bloody battle history buff come alive both sides love history an excellent job nashville area lotz family
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This house was in the battle of Franklin. The buildings show holes were hit by the Confederate fire. The Federal's had taken over the area where the house is. The family from the Lotz House as well as the People who lived in the Carter...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Iloveoldhousetours
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hear the story of the Carter family who "got stuck in the middle of it all" in their little red house. Stories of scary times in the basement while shots were being fired all around.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank kimberlyrayrn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting. Good one to couple with Carnton Plantation. Nice little gift shop. Bullet holes all over building wall shows how horrific this battle must have been.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kelly J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the atmosphere the tour guides gave you while walking through the house and telling you stories about the family that lived here, the son that died here, and the battle that went on outside their front door. You also get to peek inside...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mackennas2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I didn’t go into the actual house, but my mom and I toured the grounds and the feeling was breathtaking. The bullet holes made it all seem so much more surreal. We both enjoyed being together to visit such a historically significant place with interesting...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wander65155350602
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Carter House on a combination tour with two other sites from the Battle of Franklin. The experience was incredible. So much history occurred at these sites during a battle that many never knew happened. If you are looking for some interesting Civil...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MaggiL14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Carter House was in the middle of the Battle of Franklin. The tour was extrenely interesting and when you combine this tour with the Lotz House and the Carnton Plantation, history comes alive in the Franklin area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jdck
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After seeing Carnton, it is worth going to the Carter house to experience the battle from the viewpoint of the other end of the battlefield.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank theatregoer2018
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A must see for visitors to Franklin as you learn about the Battle of Franklin, its impact on the Civil War and on the community.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank David G
Reviewed 12 November 2018

There is so much history here, it's just unbelieveable. The house its' self is kind of cool, but the story is so compelling. Our guide just made the whole thing come alive, I felt like I was there! Wish I remembered her name. My only...More

Date of experience: November 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.