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Carter House

1140 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064-3617
+1 615-791-1861
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Civil War and Plantation Tour from Nashville
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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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  • Average4%
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1140 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064-3617
+1 615-791-1861

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We traveled from Birmingham, AL with a group of high school Seniors who have studies the Civil War. The grounds we toured as well at the Carter House itself made the Battle of Franklin very real for all of us. It gives one a glimpse...More

Thank highschoolmom2017
Reviewed 6 days ago

After visiting the Lotz House (across the street) we went to the Carter house. Our tour guide, Bobby, provided a lot of great facts about the Battle of Franklin. He told the story very matter of factly and with passion. He gave a lot of...More

Thank beelacat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had company from out of town. The guy is into Civil War history and even though he had toured many other sites he was very impressed by the details the guide shared with our group. I've toured other Civil War sights and this was...More

Thank deborahhQ3230PG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice tour and information covering the families and friends who took refuge here during the Battle of Franklin. Can walk around the grounds and also has a shop with things for sale.

Thank seeusoon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very informative tour. Our Tour Guide was extremely knowledgable and entertaining. He kept us intriqued of the battle and hardship that took place there. Its definitely a must see! And request Tour Guide Mike. He was great!!

Thank Lynn K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Carter Houston is an absolute must visit if you're in the area of Franklin Tennessee. Due to many reasons this home ended up being the epicenter of the battle of Franklin during the Civil War. Tour guides will tell you what it was like...More

Thank geomom01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upfront and informative view of the Battle of Franklin and its impact on local families who hid in the cellar. Surprisingly, intact home and basement.

Thank Carley M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We was in Franklin for the weekend and decided to tour the Carter, Lotz, and Carnton houses. The Carter was by far the best tour we had Bobby as our tour guide and he was great really knew his stuff and you could tell loved...More

Thank Jon J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing tour of the house and family caught in the middle of the Battle of Franklin. The tour guide was one of the best I've had.

Thank irvingtonevk
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Carter house was in the middle of the battle, the house and outbuilding have hundreds of bullet holes and some cannon damage. The guide was knowledgeable and provided a good description of the troop placements and activities during the battle.

Thank IAhawktraveler
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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.