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McGavock Confederate Cemetery

1345 Carnton Ln, Franklin, TN 37064-3259
+1 615-794-0903
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Honor the fallen.

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeri A
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Olalla, Washington
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A must see while at the Carnton

If you go to the Carnton take time out to see the McGavock Confederate Cemetery. It is worth the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike E
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1345 Carnton Ln, Franklin, TN 37064-3259
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Jeri A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My history loving teenagers really enjoyed this. There is no charge for this part of the grounds - but don't use the GPS it leads you into the neighborhoods, go right to the plantation and then pass it like you were leaving and park across...More

Thank stacyh591
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cemetery isn’t very big, but there are a lot of soldiers buried there who, in that time period were fighting for what they believed in. It’s a very serene, special place to pay respects to the fallen of that era.

Thank Snowbird564
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is billed as the largest private Confederate cemetery in the U.S. These soldiers were interred/reburied here after the costly Battle of Franklin. It’s a peaceful place that adjoins the historic Carnton Plantation. It’s free to enter although there is a donation box if you...More

Thank jgbtravels
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing tour! The cemetery is divided into 2 sections, the smaller side is the family cemetery, the larger is where the family buried the Confederate soldiers. Beautiful grounds.

Thank newfmom44
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cemetery is a confederate cemetery, with solders the battle of Franklin. McGavock donated the land, and the solders were dug up from their hastily buried graves, and placed in this beautiful family cemetery by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. This is respectful resting...More

Thank phoxtrot
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

This cemetery is so peaceful with it's ancient trees and marble stones, surrounded by a gorgeous wrought iron fence. It is quite sobering to see how many lost their lives on that very ground, and so many unknown. Everything is well maintained, cleean rest-rooms, and...More

Thank hollyann1968
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Sobering visit to the many graves of unknown soldiers. The plantation owners donated 2 acres next to their family plots to bury the many soldiers who died on their property during the Battle of Franklin. Must experience this.

Thank LaNette H
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