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Carter House

1140 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064-3617
+1 615-791-1861
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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 2 days ago

If you are interested in Civil War history, this is a must. Visit the Carter House first, where you can buy a ticket for all three homes. The tour takes an hour and is full of information about the family who lived in the home...More

Thank Ann093013
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are interested in a lot of detailed information about the Battle of Franklin and the Battle of Nashville and the strategy of the North and South, it is a good tour. Lots of details about the war and the strategic importance of these...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 4 days ago

The tour of the house was one of the most fascinating and educational tours I have ever taken. The tour guides passion made it all the more enjoyable. I would recommend the tour to anyone who is going to Franklin.

Thank EdDillinger
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was the second of the 3 ticket tours we took today in Franklin. Very worthwhile as a stand alone tour or in the trio, there's a lot of information on the battle itself so if that's your thing, go for it. Very good if...More

Thank Simon A
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Carter House was a nice place to go to learn more about how the Battle of Franklin affected particular families who were caught in the middle of the carnage. The house still has bullet holes and shrapnel pieces imbedded throughout. This is a must...More

Thank jenn5595815
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour focuses more on the battle of Franklin than on the house or the family that lived there. I would say that if you are going to visit all three of the houses (Carter, Lotz, and Carnton) you should visit this one first. Our...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While our tour was very good, walking around the grounds was equally wonderful. The tour paints such a good picture of the Battle of Franklin and what the Carters experienced.... and a walk around afterward had me in awe. At every turn, I imagined what...More

1  Thank Gwen A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to do a battleground tour rather than see the house. It's a pity it's so expensive otherwise we'd have done both. The battleground tour alone was $25 per person. The tour, led by Cliff, lasted just under 90 minutes. He really brought it...More

1  Thank 730kayr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Guide Rusty was able to explain the Battle of Franklin so clearly that you felt like a participant. This stop is well worth your time!

1  Thank JoyJ-G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jim was our guide on the tour. FANTASTIC. He was so knowledgeable about the Battle of Franklin. He explained the details so vividly, that it brought the battle to me. I was so impressed, that I thought he was a history teacher or professor. He...More

1  Thank skippy0703
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What is the admission price to see the historical homes in Franklin? Can tickets be purchased for all the home tours when we arrive or prior to and if reservations are needed to take the tours of the Carter House, etc. How long does it take to see the homes? Thank you!
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.