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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1140 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064-3617
+1 615-791-1861

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We decided to do the self guided tour since we had limited time and didn't want to wait for guided tour. We were able to see three outbuildings but one outbuilding was being worked on. We could not go inside the Carter house at all....More

Thank C C
Reviewed 3 days ago

My boyfriend and I both really enjoyed our tour of the Carter House. Not only does the tour include a tour of the house, but also provides a very interesting tale of the battle that occurred on just outside of the house. Any history buffs...More

Thank Voguevamp
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very informative and comfortable. Not alot of walking. Parking area is very close. Our guide was humorous, engaging and kept the group interactive learning the good, bad and the ugly.

Thank Kathryn R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Tour of the house & grounds is really informative. Would be a wonderful learning tour for early teens & up. We had family that fought in this battle, and the staff was eager to point out where they would have been and help us locate...More

Thank Dave A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great appreciation for history. The visit to Franklin did not disappoint! We toured Carter House, Lotz House, and Carnton Plantation, which all share the devastating story of the day that changed the lives of the small town just months before the end of the Civil...More

Thank Kristine B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This house is an important part of the Civil War history of Franklin. If you are interested in this history then this house is a must. The battle took place all around this house and considerable damage is still visible. Wonderfully narrated tour.

Thank Manazefa
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Carter House is right across the street from Lotz. Not as memorable but interesting. Definitely worth your while to spend the day in Franklin and get new insight into the Civil war and it's heartbreak for all involved.

Thank Celeste D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The horrors of the Civil War surrounded this home and the Carter family. By the time the tour reaches the cellar you will better understand the hardship endured by the country during this tumultuous period in our history.

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the DON'T MISS Civil War stops. The story of the family experience is remarkable. You will be amazed at what you see, hear and learn about a family in the center of the battle.

Thank Troy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very detailed tour of the house and war. The tour guide was very knowledgable and knew his history. I would not miss this!

Thank hkolln66
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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.