We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Winstead Hill Park

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 4023 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN 37064
Phone Number: +1 615-794-2103
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 60 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
roadside sighting

excellent history lesson.. great view of Franklin, where the battle started.. good trail to walk also..

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
saver1
,
Lakeland, Florida

Similar Things to Do in Franklin

Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 60: English reviews
Lakeland, Florida
Level Contributor
36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

excellent history lesson.. great view of Franklin, where the battle started.. good trail to walk also..

Helpful?
Thank saver1
Franklin, Tennessee
Level Contributor
34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

No trip to Franklin would be complete without a visit to this park. read the signs and learn about how the Generals made the fatal errors that lost the battle for the south.

Helpful?
Thank autojob1111
Franklin, Tennessee
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This place is being worked on and added to so it is always a good place to go first when doing the Battle of Franklin. The information monuments and exhibits certainly help your tour of this area of Civil War history.

Helpful?
Thank Bruce J
Level Contributor
23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed out hike along the trail and seeing the memorials and graves. I read about the battle before visiting. I am glad I did because there weren't many informational signs to let vistors know what they were looking at, but it is my understanding that the battleground is being improved upon all the time. I suggest that visitors read... More 

Helpful?
Thank Heather W
Duluth, Minnesota
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Worth a short drive to overlook the town. Only a few minutes but gives you an idea of what the battle was like.. Try it and you will like it

Helpful?
Thank stevesE4838VE
Roscommon, Michigan
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Very interesting place to go and stand where John Bell Hood and the Confederate Soldiers looked out over Franklin at the Union Soldiers just before the Battle of Franklin in November of 1864. They also have stone monuments with the different states as well as memorials of the 6 Confederate Generals who died at Franklin. Highly recommend a stop there.

Helpful?
Thank beckyb001992
Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
97 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

We drove to the site and I walked up the hill. It was interesting after visiting other attractions but I wouldn't go to far out of your way.

Helpful?
Thank travelagentchristy
Powell Butte, Oregon
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

This is a very important historical site for the civil war and American history. A conflict that began to change in the outcome of the war. The site is very well kept, very informative, and close to other sites that are historically important. Not to mention my family history. Thanks for taking care of this historical site.

Helpful?
Thank Jary W
Nashville
Level Contributor
29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Winstead Hill is a 61 acre Civil War Battlefield. It sits at the very end of town at 4023 Columbia Ave. on the right just as you're leaving Franklin. There are Historic Plaques placed along the trail explaining the battle. There are a number of graves on the hill with an observatory at the top. The observatory has a beautiful... More 

Helpful?
Thank NashvilleJules12345
River Falls, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

A must see for the historians of the Civil War. You will see the burial sites of the six Confederate Generals who were killed at the Battle of Franklin. Imagine all the trees gone, and the views towards Nashville Capitol. Be sure to learn more about this battle and the generals, which will give you a better picture of what... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jennyj2boys

Travellers who viewed Winstead Hill Park also viewed

 

Been to Winstead Hill Park? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Winstead Hill Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?