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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
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1345 Eastern Flank Cir, Franklin, TN 37064-1438
+1 615-794-0903
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brad was an excellent and informative tour guide. Tour involves some walking, standing and stairs and was well done

Thank Heidi512
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank denj865
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tour guide was very informative and interesting on the devastating affects on Plantation family and how the family generously tended to haundreds of wounded and dying soldiers from both sides.

Thank walter h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Lindatravelgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Thank cayjr1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank SundanceKid01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Schuyler5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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21 September 2017|
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Response from EricJacobson | Property representative |
Hi, You can indeed purchase the Value Ticket at any of the three sites. There is also a Combination Ticket for just Carter House and Carnton. Thanks.
LaDonna P
2 August 2017|
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Response from JudsonK_13 | Reviewed this property |
Above days and times correct. Major holidays include New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas. Also, the last tour begins at 4 p.m.
Katie G
25 May 2017|
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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