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Solemn but impressive

Unlike many civil war cemeteries, this installation is privately and properly maintained and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Randy S
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New Albany, Indiana
Wonderful Free Civil War Cemetery

If you only have a bit of time this is the perfect quick stop. Beautiful and very moving. A must... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
avaellis
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Franklin, Tennessee
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1345 Carnton Ln, Franklin, TN 37064-3259
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unlike many civil war cemeteries, this installation is privately and properly maintained and secure. Applications for federal support have been denied, although the National Park Service has made grants to the entire complex of buildings, gardens, and lands.

Thank Randy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you only have a bit of time this is the perfect quick stop. Beautiful and very moving. A must for all Civil War buffs.

Thank avaellis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting tour of the McGavock house and grounds. the docents are very knowledgeable about the history of the house and the graves that were moved to McGavock cemetery.

Thank BNOCK
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is emotional to walk past the graves of those who died fighting the Battle of Franklin. Arranged according to their states of origin the ground is thought provoking to walk among so many who died in that terrible but necessary conflagration we call "The...More

Thank P3902RQwilliamp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cemetery is a must see for anyone interested in Civil War history. It is a beautiful example of good triumphing over evil as the McGavock's donated private property to respectfully bury Confederacy dead.

Thank Norma L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a somber reminder of the futility of war and the affects it has on future generations. A sad place for reflections and remembrance to consider the pass fallen and both side's. Worth a visit.

Thank wazzaw123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was great to see first hand the care that has gone into this cemetery. This is not a federally funded historic site, and they rely on donations from visitors to keep the grounds in good order. The graves are well marked and organized. A...More

Thank BrownEyedCountryGirl
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

This cemetary is on the grounds of Carnton Plantation. Amazing and worth the time on this hollowed ground.

Thank Jeri A
Reviewed 7 June 2018

If you go to the Carnton take time out to see the McGavock Confederate Cemetery. It is worth the time to respect what happened in Franklin and an example of what was happening during the Civil War. Very well preserved and respectful.

Thank Mike E
Reviewed 7 June 2018

We did the Carnton tour and it was exceptional. Brad was very knowledgeable about the mansion and the civil war and we visited the adjoining 2 acre cemetery consisting of nearly 1,500 confederate soldiers that lost their lives when 70,000 Federal and Confederate soldiers met...More

Thank Mark p
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