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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 enslaved people...more
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1345 Eastern Flank Cir, Franklin, TN 37064-1438
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Came here with a group of girls while on a bachelorette party. Our tour guide, Brad, was extremely knowledgable and funny. He really made our group think of things we never would have such as the sound of the blood-soaked carpet. Unfortunately, we were on...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank bellazoog
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I don’t often write reviews on here but I had such an excellent experience at the Carton house tour. Brad was our tour guide and was so knowledgeable of events that happened during the civil war. He told stories and it felt like he was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank steveinatx
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read Tamera Alexander’s novels about this home and how the horrible 5 hour battle affected the family, friends, townspeople. I was not disappointed by the tour. Guide was very knowledgeable and shared the story in a way that kept us wanting more!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mjbjohnston
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our trip to Carnton House was an interesting and educational experience. Our guide, Will, is extremely knowledgeable and did a great job of telling the stories associated with this historically significant and grand residence.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kerrie_W66
Reviewed 1 week ago

A tour of Carnton really brings history to life. Trey, the tour guide, did a wonderful job of highlighting the architecture and furnishings of the house and the changes they went through, telling about several generations of the family who occupied the house, and describing...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lars0nnh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The guide was incredibly knowledgeable. Loved that he brought me into the Franklin Battle and the home being used as a hospital from the families perspective... the before, during, and after. Seeing the blood stains on the floor makes one visualize where the surgical tables...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Maureen1771
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you Jenny for your enthusiastic and highly knowledgeable tour of the house! We did a few tours in our short time in Nashville and at times the guides seem burnt out but not Jenny. Her passion for the property and its story are evident...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MarmaladeK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brings to life the horrors of the Civil War The house if lovely and the garden/cemetary is haunting.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Marguerite B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took a day trip to Franklin while staying in Nashville and discovered Carnton based on a recommendation from someone at the visitor's center. (She also gave us a discount coupon.) We had no idea how significant Carnton was in the Civil War. The tour...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SuperM0n
Reviewed 5 February 2019 via mobile

We had a friend visiting and decided we should do something touristy. With so much history in Nashville it was hard to choose, but we were so happy with this choice. Brad was our guide and he was knowledgeable and funny, yet reverent. The Battle...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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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.
25 May 2017|
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Response from donotusethis | 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