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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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  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1140 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064-3617
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+1 615-791-1861
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"bullet holes"
in 189 reviews
"battle of franklin"
in 413 reviews
"tour guide"
in 115 reviews
"civil war"
in 341 reviews
"carnton plantation"
in 117 reviews
"small museum"
in 24 reviews
"great tour"
in 62 reviews
"across the street"
in 44 reviews
"visitor center"
in 18 reviews
"history buff"
in 24 reviews
"come alive"
in 24 reviews
"both sides"
in 13 reviews
"love history"
in 12 reviews
"nashville area"
in 13 reviews
"lotz family"
in 14 reviews
"basement"
in 110 reviews
"grounds"
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Reviewed yesterday

some of the best tour guides i’ve ever encountered were during the Franklin Civil War tour. Was totally worth seeing.

Thank Steve F
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is difficult to understand what this family went through in such a short time frame. Our guide did a great job of relating the situation & everything that took place in this moment of history. I am thankful this piece of property was saved...More

Thank Paul O
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As the battle of Franklin raged around the house, the Carter family, Lotz family from across the street, slaves and a few soldiers, sheltered in the basement of this brick home. The guide was knowledgeable about the house and obviously interested in local history as...More

Thank LorPasco
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our tour guide Brad was amazing. Very knowledgeable and made history come alive. The house and buildings are incredibly well kept. Would recommend visiting any time you are in Franklin.

Thank JanetAndersen
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The house was beautiful and our tour guide Trey was so knowagable and passionate. His knowledge and excitement of the site and the battle excited us too see more and research more. ONE of the best tours I've experienced. I live up north and always...More

1  Thank Lynn M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Christie (not sure of the spelling) was our tour guide and did an excellent job. We didnt have time to tour all 3 properties and settled on this one. We are so glad we did. Such an amazing civil war battle story and history of...More

Thank Shauna D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are glad we completed the three stop tour in the order we did. Lotz/Carter/Carnton. Great Tours and exceptional guides.

Thank acundari
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour covered both the property and the inside of the basement and the home. My elementary school aged son with attentive and even now, months later, refers to what he learned. The tour was very personal to the family's experience in the context of...More

Thank Cb S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous tour. Gave a real feel for the fear and gravity of the Civil War. The guide was fabulous and all the sidebar stories that you can only get with a guide. Don't go without a guide. Lotz house across the street is fabulous as...More

Thank Kevin D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Carter House Battlefield Park bills itself as the "Greatest Story of the Civil War," and the way our tour guide Brad told it, I would agree. Without spoiling it, I would say that I've never in my life had a better tour (even in...More

Thank brianboramha
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mcollazo288
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.
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