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A must see for Civil War and history buffs, Carnton was built in 1826 by former Nashville Mayor Randal McGavock. By the time of the Civil War, Carnton was home to John and Carrie McGavock and it was a large working farm. Over forty slaves lived and...more
Tour of the house was well done with lots of information about the family and what happened there during and after the battle of Franklin. This was my second visit and the added visitor center was a great addition. So impressed with the respect shown...More
As visitors from England we weren’t sure what to expect but the guided tour of Carnton was brilliant. Leah, our guide, expertly showed us the house, it’s history, the families who lived there and the battle of 1864 which raged around the house in the...More
Our daughter got married here this past June and the location was perfect. The grounds are beautiful and the history is very interesting. We were able to have the house open for tours between the ceremony and reception. Our guests commented what a nice and...More
The Antibellum South at it’s finest. Spectacular home and grounds. Very interesting and an accurate description of pre Civil War life as well as life in the midst of a ferocious battle and it’s aftermath.
I visited as part of the 3:1 ticket package offered where you can see Carnton, the Carter House and Lotz House. Ticket is $35 for the combo deal and can be purchased at any of the sites.
Carnton was my second favorite of the three...More
Our 6 year-old moaned that this tour would be "Booooor-ring." To her surprise, she and our 8 year-old enjoyed the house tour, even though they had only the most superficial understanding of the Civil War. My husband and I enjoyed it too.
The tour focuses...More
While the Battle of Franklin only lasted about 5 hrs, this was a devastating loss for the Confederacy. This location was turned into a field hospital that treated hundreds of casualties & is now the site of a confederate cemetery. The docent tour was very...More
Since moving to TN my husband and have become increasingly interested in the history of the Civil War. This tour (along with the Carter House tour) was so interesting to us because it is all about the Battle of Franklin, one of the bloodiest battles...More
Response from Wayland L | Reviewed this property |
I can't say for sure since our hosts paid for our tickets. I know you must have a ticket to enter the plantation house, but I think you can walk around the grounds (gardens and cemeteries) without purchasing a ticket since... More
I can't say for sure since our hosts paid for our tickets. I know you must have a ticket to enter the plantation house, but I think you can walk around the grounds (gardens and cemeteries) without purchasing a ticket since those areas are not tour related. I hope this helps.